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History of Engineering and Technology

Artful Methods, 2nd Edition

By Ervan G. Garrison

CRC Press

368 pages

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Hardback: 9780849398100
pub: 1998-06-29

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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.

  • Table of Contents

    The Earliest Builders

    Early Empires and the Conquest of Materials

    Classical Antiquity: The Greeks

    Rome - The Engineering of War and Cities

    Ancient Power and Metallurgy

    Byzantine and Islamic Engineering - Picking Up a Fallen Torch

    Middle Ages - Masters of Stone


    17th and 18th Centuries

    The Advent of Steam and Mechanical Engineering

    Sanitary and Hydraulic Engineering

    20th Century Engineering: Part 1

    20th Century Engineering: Part 2

    New Technology and the Future



    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)