Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century
Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century0 0 5 Scritto da: David P. Billington, David Billington Jr.
These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough--a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. With Power, Speed, and Form, educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life.
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