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The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 milestones in the history of engineering / Marshall Brain.

Brain, Marshall. (Author).
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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 620.009 Bra (Text) 32604000204089 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 620.009 BRA (Text) 36626103655569 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 620.009 BRA (Text) 39391006670093 Nonfiction Available -
Petersburg Library - Main Branch 620.009 BRAI (Text) 38650833314378 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 620.009 Brain (Text) 31208911145987 non-fiction Available -
Seymour Main Library 620.009 BRAIN (Text) 9781454908098S On Order On order -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 620.009 BRA (Text) 31951004024862 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Winchester Community Public Library - Winchester 620 BRA (Text) 76682000139539 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454908098 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1454908092 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 527 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, the Large Hadron Collider, the self-driving car, and more.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-522) and index.
Subject: Engineering > History.
Engineering > Popular works.
Technology and civilization > History.
Technological innovations > History.
Civilization, Western > History.

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