Engineering: A Beginner's Guide

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Engineering is more than nuts and bolts, bricks and mortar; more than the tangible evidence of man-made solutions, and imaginative buildings. McCarthy reveals how every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from how we travel and communicate to our very means of survival. Natasha McCarthy is policy advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
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Overview


Engineering is more than nuts and bolts, bricks and mortar; more than the tangible evidence of man-made solutions, and imaginative buildings. McCarthy reveals how every aspect of our lives has been engineered: from how we travel and communicate to our very means of survival. Natasha McCarthy is policy advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851686629
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 9/16/2009
  • Series: Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,380,616
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgements x

Illustrations xi

1 The evolution of the engineer 1

2 The world of the engineer and the engineering of the world 24

3 The mind and methods of an engineer: core elements in engineering 57

4 Social constructions: engineering and society 87

5 I tinker, therefore I am: engineering and knowledge 120

6 Legacy and inheritance: engineering's past and future 141

Notes 159

Further reading 162

Bibliography 163

Index 166

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