Cover image for Remaking the world : adventures in engineering
Title:
Remaking the world : adventures in engineering
Author:
Petroski, Henry.
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Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
Physical Description:
xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Images of an engineer -- Alfred Nobel's prizes -- Henry Martyn Robert -- James Nasmyth -- On the backs of envelopes -- Good drawings and bad dreams -- Failed promises -- In context -- Men and women of progress -- Soil mechanics -- Is technology wired? -- Harnessing steam -- The Great Eastern -- Driven by economics -- The Panama Canal -- The Ferris wheel -- Hoover Dam -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Petronas towers.
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ISBN:
9780375400414
Format :
Book