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Remarkable Engineers: From Riquet to Shannon [Paperback]

Ioan James

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25 Feb 2010
Engineering transformed the world completely between the 17th and 21st centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the stories of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives.

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'For anyone foolish enough to suggest that engineering is 'boring', this stands as a convincing repost.' Engineering and Technology

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Engineering transformed the world completely between the 17th and 21st centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the stories of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but.... 27 Dec 2013
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Having made my living as an engineer (electrical), I was looking forward to learning something about the people that preceded me in the profession. Overall, I would have to say my expectations exceeded what the book provided. The writing was a little sloppy factually and grammatically in places, which was a bit distracting at times (perhaps a more thorough proof-reading would have helped). The book focuses on the lives of these remarkable people, which I did enjoy learning about. However, for many of the lesser known individuals, I was left wondering about their engineering contributions. That wasn't a problem for those I knew (e.g. Bell, Edison & Shannon), but it did leave a hole on the others. A short summary of the contributions and significance of their work would make this a much better read.
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