History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods

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CRC Press, Jun 29, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 368 pages
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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.
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    Contents

    The Earliest Builders
    1
    Early Empires and the Conquest of Materials
    15
    The Greeks
    45
    Rome The Engineering of War and Cities
    61
    Ancient Power and Metallurgy
    83
    Byzantine and Islamic Engineering Picking up the Fallen Torch
    97
    The Middle Ages Masters of Stone
    111
    The Renaissance
    127
    The 17th and 18th Centuries
    141
    The Advent of Steam and Mechanical Engineering 141
    161
    Sanitary and Hydraulic Engineering
    201
    Part 1
    221
    Part 2
    257
    New Technology and the Future
    303
    Index
    327
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