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Engineers / [written by John Farndon ... [et. al] ; editor-in-chief, Adam Hart-Davis].

Farndon, John. (Added Author). Hart-Davis, Adam. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 620 HART (Text) 38650833371857 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465435972
  • ISBN: 1465435972
  • Physical Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, [2015].

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Subtitle on cover: From the great pyramids to the pioneers of space travel.
Formatted Contents Note: The early engineers. Building the ancient world ; Ancient innovators -- Renaissance and enlightenment. Islamic engineers ; Renaissance polymaths ; A new technology ; Waterways and harbors ; Early steam engines -- The industrial revolution. Developing the steam engine ; Harnessing electricity ; The factory floor ; Building bridges ; Balloons and airships -- The machine age. A transportation revolution ; Industrial innovations ; Great constructions ; Public health ; Radio and sound -- Modern times. The automobile ; Motion pictures ; Towering structures ; Flying machines ; Space engineering.
Summary, etc.: Presents a history of the world's most prominent and revolutionary engineers, discussing their key feats and major breakthroughs, from Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci to Henry Ford and the Wright brothers.
Subject: Engineers > Biography.
Engineering > History.

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