The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

by Marshall Brain

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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering by Marshall Brain


Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace, and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China, and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-speed bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the cell phone; as well as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, the Large Hadron Collider, the self-driving car, and more. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454908098
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Series: Sterling Milestones
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 154,905
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Marshall Brain is the bestselling author of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, CNN, and in many other media outlets to apply his signature approach to unraveling the mysteries of life. Brain was also the host of the National Geographic Channel's The Factory Floor TV show. He lives in NC.

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