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 Very Short Introduction explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, craft, science, and technology. It considers the role of engineering in the modern world, demonstrating its need to provide both practical and socially acceptable solutions, and explores how engineers use natural phenomena to embrace human needs.
A comprehensive dictionary of terms for engineering students containing significant numbers of entries, Dictionary of Engineering Terms, Butterworth-Heinemann covers the areas of engineering science, electrical and electronic engineering, workshop practices and mechanical engineering.
This unique ready-reference source is the first to cover hundreds of achievements in civil engineering that literally altered the course of history. The book describes a wide variety of engineering feats such as the Alaska Highway, the English Chunnel, and the Grosbois Dam in France. Each entry describes the landmark's physical dimensions, who built what and why, as well as when it was built.
This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature.