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An engineer writes about people and places and projects

Author: Eldred R Harrington
Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico : Calvin Horn, [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eldred R Harrington
OCLC Number: 953406
Description: x, 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Adventures into engineering history. Engineering in ancient Egypt --
Ancient engineering in Mesopotamia --
The Greek engineers --
The Roman engineers --
Ancient engineering in South America --
Ancient engineers of North America --
The engineers of the renaissance --
The engineer and the industrial revolution --
Engineering controls the forces of nature. Engineering and agriculture --
Engineering and mining --
Let us build a dam here --
Water and the desert --
Desert gold --
Geology, civil engineering and the dowsing rod --
Engineering and the modes of transportation. Let us build a road --
Ship canals --
Geology and highway engineering --
The street railway --
Railroads --
Engineers and tunnels --
The automobile --
Chili Line --
Aventuras de transporte en Mejico --
Engineering and some other disciplines. Pascal's principle --
Why chemistry? --
Salt --
Machine tools --
Let's draw a picture of it --
Energy for modern civilization --
Personalities in engineering in New Mexico. New Mexico's "Pastuer" Dr. John D. Clark --
E.B. Bail, engineer --
William C. Wagner, professional engineer --
A. Burton Metzger, professional engineer --
Philosophical engineer. Who should be educated? --
Recruiting for the engineering professional --
Engineers, atomic physics, and mathematics --
Engineering (and other professions) at UNM in the pre-1930s era --
The peripatetic engineer. Albuquerque --
Madrid, N.M.--ghost town --
Ghost towns in New Mexico --
Lost mines and buried treasure --
Adventures on El Camino Real --
New Mexico's vanished lakes --
Sinkholes, bottomless lakes, and the Pecos River --
The roaming river --
Engineering, public relations, and the Winchester rifle --
Gold Camp Road --
New Mexico's big pit.
Responsibility: by Eldred Harrington.


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