Amazing Engineers: Inspirational Stories

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Amazing People Club, Jan 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 183 pages
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When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Take inspiration from some of the world's most celebrated engineers whose inspirational life stories are celebrated in this new collection from The Amazing People Club®.

Find out how Charles Babbage invented the first computer and discover life story of the man behind the invention. Make the connection between Peter Henlein's pocket watch invention and the wristwatches of today. Marvel at the incredible accomplishments of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose innovations helped solve many longstanding engineering problems. Discover the genius of Alexander Graham Bell, whose invention of the telephone changed our world forever. Each story comes alive through BioViews®.

A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview, about an amazing person. These stories offer an inspirational way of learning about people who made major contributions to our world. The unique format and flow enables each person's story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, and reflects their interests, emotions and passions.

 

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Contents

The Author
Introduction
Charles Babbage
John Logie Baird
Alexander Graham Bell
Henry Bessemer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Charles Babbage
John Logie Baird
Alexander Graham Bell
Sir Henry Bessemer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Henry Ford
Gordon Gould

Henry Ford
Gordon Gould
Johannes Gutenberg
James Harrison
Peter Henlein
Guglielmo Marconi
Antonio Meucci
Footnote
Samuel Morse
Thomas Newcomen
Richard Pearse
William Shockley
Christopher Sholes
QWERTY
George Stephenson
Thomas Telford
William Thomson
James Watt
Frank Whittle
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Footnote
Areas of Contribution
Career Notes
Johannes Gutenberg
James Harrison
Peter Henlein
Guglielmo Marconi
Antonio Meucci
Samuel Breese Morse
Thomas Newcomen
Richard Pearse
William Shockley
Christopher Latham Sholes
George Stephenson
Thomas Telford
William Thomson
James Watt
Frank Whittle
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Amazing Engineers Timeline
Amazing Engineers Quotes
Amazing People Club Team
The Amazing People Club
Join the Club
AMAZING SCIENTISTS
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About the author (2012)

Educational psychologist and entrepreneur, Dr Charles Margerison, created the concept for the Amazing People series during a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, when he wondered what Shakespeare might say if he was interviewed about his life achievements. The series now features the stories of over 500 amazing people. As well as working in educational institutions for many years, Dr Margerison has consulted widely for global organizations. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. The author of numerous books, Dr Margerison is a member of the Royal Institution and the Royal Society of Literature.

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