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The Resource Remaking the world : adventures in engineering, Henry Petroski

Remaking the world : adventures in engineering, Henry Petroski

Label
Remaking the world : adventures in engineering
Title
Remaking the world
Title remainder
adventures in engineering
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the role of engineers in transforming and shaping the modern world, the author elucidates the principles of engineering as he looks at such achievements as the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, and the Hoover Dam
Writing style
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222369
Cataloging source
DPB
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Petroski, Henry
Dewey number
620
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA145
LC item number
.P47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Engineering
  • Engineers
Target audience
adult
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adventures in engineering
Label
Remaking the world : adventures in engineering, Henry Petroski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) and index
Contents
Images of an engineer -- Alfred Nobel's prizes -- Henry Martyn Robert -- James Nasmyth -- On the backs of envelopes -- Good drawings and bad dreams -- Failed promises -- In context -- Men and women of progress -- Soil mechanics -- Is technology wired? -- Harnessing steam -- The Great Eastern -- Driven by economics -- The Panama Canal -- The Ferris wheel -- Hoover Dam -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Petronas towers
Control code
ocm40639156
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xiii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780375700248
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)40639156
Label
Remaking the world : adventures in engineering, Henry Petroski
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) and index
Contents
Images of an engineer -- Alfred Nobel's prizes -- Henry Martyn Robert -- James Nasmyth -- On the backs of envelopes -- Good drawings and bad dreams -- Failed promises -- In context -- Men and women of progress -- Soil mechanics -- Is technology wired? -- Harnessing steam -- The Great Eastern -- Driven by economics -- The Panama Canal -- The Ferris wheel -- Hoover Dam -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Petronas towers
Control code
ocm40639156
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xiii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780375700248
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)40639156

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