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Blockley, D. I
Engineering a very short introduction / by David Blockley
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  TA15 .B66 2012    DUE 09-15-14
Subject(s) Engineering
Engineering -- History
Physical Description xiv, 135 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-129) and index
Contents 1. From idea to reality ; 2. The age of gravity - time for work ; 3. The age of heat - you can't get something for nothing ; 4. The age of electromagnetism - the power of attraction ; 5. The age of information - getting smaller ; 6. The age of systems - risky futures
Summary Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology
Series Very short introductions

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