Author(s): Adam Hart-Davis
This is an epic visual guide to the great engineers who have built our world. Full of great tales of achievement and ingenuity, "Engineers" celebrates 80 of the greatest engineers that ever lived and the stamp they have left on the world. Learn all about how their projects have changed the course of history and added to human progress from the men who built the Great Pyramid in Egypt to the Industrial Revolution and the impressive structures of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and on to the pioneers of space travel and the computer scientists of today. From initial concepts to prototypes and finished designs, "Engineers" is full to bursting with technical drawings, specially commissioned artworks, blueprints and virtual tours that help bring the structures, inventions and technological breakthroughs to life. "Engineers" is for anyone who is intrigued by the power of the pioneering mind.
2012. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy.