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Civil engineering : a very short introduction

Author: David Muir Wood
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 331.
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Civil engineering produces the structures of all human settlements worldwide and is a vital discipline for many aspects modern life, underlying housing, transport, and our major areas and buildings related to work, study, and leisure. In this Very Short Introduction, David Muir Wood demonstrates the nature and importance of civil engineering not only in the history of civilization and urbanization, but its range of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Muir Wood
ISBN: 9780199578634 019957863X
OCLC Number: 781680679
Description: xiv, 143 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. Materials of civil engineering --
2. Water and waste --
3. 'Directing the great sources of power in nature' --
4. Concept, technology, realization --
5. Robustness --
6. Civil engineering: looking forward.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 331.
Responsibility: David Muir Wood.
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