History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods
History of Engineering and Technology provides an illustrated history of engineered technology from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age. Examining important areas of engineering and technology, this second edition contains:
New contributions on
Expansion of these existing chapters
This introductory book presents the persons, concepts, and events that made salient contributions to the engineering narrative, reporting a compelling story spanning millennia and encouraging a sense of history for its readers.
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The Earliest Builders
Early Empires and the Conquest of Materials
Rome The Engineering of War and Cities
Ancient Power and Metallurgy
Byzantine and Islamic Engineering Picking up the Fallen Torch
The Middle Ages Masters of Stone
19th century Ain Ghazal aircraft Alan of Walsingham American ancient aqueducts Arab arch architecture beam became bridge bronze Brunel Buhen builders building built Canal Carnot Carnot cycle century B.C. civil compression concrete construction copper developed device diesel dome early efficiency Egypt Egyptian energy engineering Europe Figure flow force French fuel fusion German Greek heat height hull hydraulic increased industry invented iron irrigation Isambard Kingdom Brunel kilometers later machine mechanical Mediterranean Meidum Menai Strait Mesopotamia metal meters modern motor Neolithic nuclear petroleum pipes pressure problems produced pump pyramid radar reactor Redrawn reservoir River road rocket Roman Rome sarsen ship Soviet span speed Spindletop square steam steel stone Stonehenge structure submarine supra surface Telford temperature Thomas Telford tokamak tons tower truss tunnel utilized vessels Vitruvius wall water supply wheel wrought iron