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Remarkable engineers : from Riquet to Shannon

Author: I M James
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the story of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I M James
ISBN: 9780521516211 0521516218 9780521731652 0521731658
OCLC Number: 473455232
Description: xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From Riquet to Watt --
From Jessop to Marc Isambard Brunel --
From Trevithick to Sadi Carnot --
From Henry to Bazalgette --
From Eads to Bell --
From Braun to Hertz --
From Diesel to Marconi --
From Pal'chinskii to Zworykin --
From Gabor to Shannon.
Responsibility: Ioan James.

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Profiles 51 key engineers of the last 400 years, leading up to the founders of modern electronics and communications.  Read more...

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'For anyone foolish enough to suggest that engineering is 'boring', this stands as a convincing repost.' Engineering and Technology

 
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