History of Engineering and Technology (Hardcover)

By Ervan G. Garrison

Routledge, 9780849398100, 368pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1998

List Price: 140.00*
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History of Engineering and Technology provides an illustrated history of engineered technology from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age. Examining important areas of engineering and technology, this second edition contains:

New contributions on
Airships and zeppelins
Highways and economics
Early hydroelectricity
Chemical engineering
Technology and history
Brunel and the Royal Navy
Stealth and the submarine
Computer history
Deepwater engineering
Science fiction and the evolution of modern engineering
Art and engineering
Electric motors, radio, and batteries

Expansion of these existing chapters
Mining and the Location of Minerals
Water Distribution: Qanots to Acequias
Biomedical Engineering
Communication Engineering: Shannon to Satellites
Personalities and the Auto: Ford and Ferrari
Failures in Engineering: Chernobyl, Titanic, Tacoma Narrows, Challenger
Cold Fusion, Electric Cars, and Other "Humbug"

This introductory book presents the persons, concepts, and events that made salient contributions to the engineering narrative, reporting a compelling story spanning millennia and encouraging a sense of history for its readers.