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Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology

AUTHOR Jackson, Tom
PUBLISHER Shelter Harbor Press (10/25/2016)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries. Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in this engaging installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables series. The story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life to the ways in which it promises to expand the scope of civilization and broaden the future of human existence, this authoritative reference book offers an essential guide to the history of engineering in 100 chronological steps.
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ISBN-13: 9780985323097
ISBN-10: 0985323094
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Product Dimensions: 9.30 x 1.20 x 10.90 inches
Weight: 2.85 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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Technology & Engineering | Engineering (General)
Dewey Decimal: 620.009
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From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries. Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in this engaging installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables series. The story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life to the ways in which it promises to expand the scope of civilization and broaden the future of human existence, this authoritative reference book offers an essential guide to the history of engineering in 100 chronological steps.
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Author: Jackson, Tom
Tom Jackson is an experienced author of natural history and science books. Since graduating with a degree in zoology from Bristol University, he has worked at Jersey Zoo and has been involved in the conservation of endangered wildlife in Zimbabwe. As a travel journalist, he has explored the wondrous Galapagos Islands and the Amazonian rainforests. Tom's published works include Tropical Forest (Raintree), Nature Factfile: Monkeys (Southwater), The World Encyclopedia of Animals, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of America and Parrots, Tropical and Rainforest Birds (all Lorenz Books).
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null: Harris, Tim
Jean Bacon is a reader at the University of Cambridge. She works in the Computer Laboratory, focusing on distributed systems. She is also the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society's, Distributed Systems Online and serves on their Board of Government. Her research interests encompass the broad area of distributed systems.

Tim Harris is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge also in the Computer Laboratory. His focus is on concurrent systems. Professor Harris is also a fellow of Churchill College.

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null: Harris, Tim
Jean Bacon is a reader at the University of Cambridge. She works in the Computer Laboratory, focusing on distributed systems. She is also the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society's, Distributed Systems Online and serves on their Board of Government. Her research interests encompass the broad area of distributed systems.

Tim Harris is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge also in the Computer Laboratory. His focus is on concurrent systems. Professor Harris is also a fellow of Churchill College.

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null: Harris, Tim
Jean Bacon is a reader at the University of Cambridge. She works in the Computer Laboratory, focusing on distributed systems. She is also the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society's, Distributed Systems Online and serves on their Board of Government. Her research interests encompass the broad area of distributed systems.

Tim Harris is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge also in the Computer Laboratory. His focus is on concurrent systems. Professor Harris is also a fellow of Churchill College.

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null: Harris, Tim
Jean Bacon is a reader at the University of Cambridge. She works in the Computer Laboratory, focusing on distributed systems. She is also the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society's, Distributed Systems Online and serves on their Board of Government. Her research interests encompass the broad area of distributed systems.

Tim Harris is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge also in the Computer Laboratory. His focus is on concurrent systems. Professor Harris is also a fellow of Churchill College.

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null: Harris, Tim
Jean Bacon is a reader at the University of Cambridge. She works in the Computer Laboratory, focusing on distributed systems. She is also the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society's, Distributed Systems Online and serves on their Board of Government. Her research interests encompass the broad area of distributed systems.

Tim Harris is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge also in the Computer Laboratory. His focus is on concurrent systems. Professor Harris is also a fellow of Churchill College.

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