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Engineering : a very short introduction

Author: D I Blockley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D I Blockley
ISBN: 9780199578696 0199578699
OCLC Number: 858719319
Description: xiv, 135 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of illustrations --
1. From idea to reality --
2. The age of gravity --
time for work --
3. The age of heat --
you can't get something for nothing --
4. The age of electromagnetism --
the power of attraction --
5. The age of information --
getting smaller --
6. The age of systems --
risky futures --
Glossary --
References --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: David Blockley.

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