Discover the mathematical genius of Archimedes, the elegance of Leonardo da Vinci, and modern pioneers such as Ferdinand Porsche, alongside innovations such as quake-resistant design, the evolution of flight, and the Large Hadron Collider
This full-color book covers more than 100 architects, designers, and engineers in detail, including blueprints of their work, biographical information, and insights into the particular genius of each. Engineers also includes timeline spreads to add context for the groundbreaking — and sometimes controversial — projects that made history
With original sketches and drawings as well as contemporary photography, Engineers makes an ideal gift book for artists, architects, scientists, and those who are fascinated by technology.
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
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If you have even the most casual interest in the people who BUILD just about everything important in human history from 3,500 BCE up through the 21st century, you will find this book combines interesting with great fun in the best way possible. The facts are carefully chosen so they are significant, but also highly entertaining and digestible; fantastic photographs and drawings bring everything to life. Even the timelines are lively and easy. This book is superb for a wide variety of ages and interests, either for yourself or as a superb gift. The cover art of Brooklyn Bridge is special: vivid, colorful, tasteful. WOW. I expected to find it educational, & yes: it succeeds as a wonderful panorama of engineers throughout history. But I did not expect also to have such FUN.