How do people design, engineer, and test solutions to needs and problems? Who were some of the earliest scientific engineers and what problems did they solve? And who built upon those early solutions to take scientific understanding further? Fascinating timelines provide a visual representation of how engineering and design concepts developed over time. The intriguing stories that follow show the connections between scientists and explain how theories were built upon or completely overturned by new discoveries.
About the Author
Christine Zuchora-Walske grew upand eventually settled downin Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois.
Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiryand a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer.
Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages.
Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.
Table of Contents
1 Evolution of the Arch 6
2 Printing Spreads the Word 16
3 Full Steam Ahead 24
4 Counting Boards to Computers 34
Your Turn on the Timeline 44
Selected Bibliography 46
Further Information 46