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5.0 out of 5 stars best thing since sliced bread
This a superb volume expertly and clearly spelling out the evolution of engineering developement and how british enineers were at the forefront of that.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It can't be serious
The Introduction does say that it focuses on great schemes attributed to single individuals. Nevertheless there are serious omissions.
NOTHING on steam turbines which are responsible for generating 80% of the world's electricity.
NOTHING on nuclear power.
NOTHING on the two pioneers who first transmitted sound on radio waves (Fessenden for AM and Armstrong...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best thing since sliced bread, 11 Aug 2012
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This a superb volume expertly and clearly spelling out the evolution of engineering developement and how british enineers were at the forefront of that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 28 Nov 2013
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This book tastes the reader on journey through the history of engineering from the ancients up to the modern period. Areas that I thought that wouldnt be in it are. Look at the index section to get an idea of how vast the scope of topics and areas that are covered are. The diagrams and photos make the book appealing to all, including engineers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good, 25 Dec 2012
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Not as amazing as I expected but still a good read and reference book. Definitely a buy if the price is right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful piece of work, 12 Dec 2013
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As long as Dorling Kindersley continue to produce works of art like this, the physical book will never cede to the ereader. It's a hulking great hardback brimming with beautiful photography and images. If you have a keen interest in the history of engineering or know someone that does, you won't find a more beautiful or enjoyable way to learn about it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It can't be serious, 10 Sep 2012
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The Introduction does say that it focuses on great schemes attributed to single individuals. Nevertheless there are serious omissions.
NOTHING on steam turbines which are responsible for generating 80% of the world's electricity.
NOTHING on nuclear power.
NOTHING on the two pioneers who first transmitted sound on radio waves (Fessenden for AM and Armstrong for FM).
NOTHING on the pioneers of TV transmission.
NOTHING on electronics and semiconductors - Not even a mention of the transistor or the integrated circuit.
NOTHING on computers. (Sorry - One short paragraph in a book of 360 pages)
NOTHING on software
NOTHING on the internet or the World Wide Web.
NOTHING on mobile phones.
NOTHING on chemical engineers, chemicals, materials, plastics and metals except for a section about Bessemer.
It's hard to believe but I could go on.
I won't mention the errors, others may have taken this up.
Though the Large Hardon Collider gets a couple of pages, there's not a mention of a single name of anyone associated with the project.
Surely there were stand-out engineers responsible for these developments and advances (or "advancements" as they are called in the book)
How can this be a serious book about engineers?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart book, 30 Nov 2012
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Fast delivery and a much chunkier book than expected. A gift for a smart minded 11 year old who wants to be an engineer. Hoping he will like it as its got some amazing pictures and is something a bit different and grown up - am impressed at the cost.
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