Remarkable Engineers: From Riquet to Shannon

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Cambridge University Press, 25.02.2010
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Engineering transformed the world completely between the 17th and 21st centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the stories of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives.
 

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1 From Riquet to Watt
1
2 From Jessop to Marc Isambard Brunel
16
3 From Trevithick to Sadi Carnot
33
4 From Henry to Bazalgette
57
5 From Eads to Bell
78
6 From Braun to Hertz
103
7 From Diesel to Marconi
127
8 From Palchinskii to Zworykin
145
9 From Gabor to Shannon
163
Epilogue
188
Bibliography
191
Credits
200
Image credits
202
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Ioan James is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and has had a distinguished career as a research mathematician. In recent years he has become interested in the history and development of scientific disciplines and the scientists involved. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1968. He is also the author of Remarkable Mathematicians, Remarkable Physicists, and Remarkable Biologists, all published by Cambridge University Press.

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