Richard Shelton Kirby: Engineering in History (Dover Books on Engineering)

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A little dry but it covers a great deal of history and technologiesThe same areas are discussed in different times bridges buildings so you can see the changesToo many assumptions about the readers knowledge of construction terms Fairly well written most lay people would have no problem understanding itI njoyed the parts about building and bridges Totally not interested in Witchcraft for Tomorrow electricity and there s too much information about canals Totally focused on the West Asian countries were mentioned only in passing if it at all But I guess this should bexpected as it wa. Broad nontechnical survey offers fascinating coverage of history's major technological advances food producing revo.

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Elves only with western development which I consider a major weakness and missed opportunity In addition the authors occasionally The Wedding Redux espouse social opinions that strike me as out of date and slightly offensive however given that the book was published in 1955 and rarely ventures outside its purview this can largely be overlooked A highlydifying read for any Rolling Thunder engineer interested in placing their work in a larger historical context or to anyonelse who loves a highly detailed and thoroughly researched historical primer Count me in both former and latter groups Good. Lectricity and the beginnings of applied science and the age of automatic control 181 illustrations Excellent  Is.

S written in the 50s Overall I consider Engineering in History to be an Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? extremely interesting look back atngineering and its relation to the advancement of civilized society I found the sections on the development of the steam ngine the sections on bridge building and the nascent field of lectrical ngineering specially fascinating Unfortunately the authors focus primarily on European and American ngineering history with only brief forays into arly Egyptian and Mesopotamian ngineering China is mentioned only in passing Otherwise the authors concern thems. Lution appearance of urban society birth of Greek science revolution in power steam and the Industrial Revolution

b 1874