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Engineering in history

Author: Richard Shelton Kirby
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1990.
Series: Dover books on engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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Broad, nontechnical survey of history's major technological advances: birth of Greek science, industrial revolution, electricity and applied science, 20th-century automation, much more. 181 illus.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Engineering in history.
New York : Dover Publications, 1990
(OCoLC)645752158
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Shelton Kirby
ISBN: 0486264122 9780486264127
OCLC Number: 21333432
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1956.
Description: vii, 530 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Origins --
Urban society --
Greek engineering --
Imperial civilization --
The revolution in power --
Foundations for industry --
The industrial revolution --
Roads, canals, bridges --
Steam vessels and locomotives --
Iron and steel --
Electrical engineering --
Modern transportation --
Sanitary and hydraulic engineering --
Construction --
Reflections.
Series Title: Dover books on engineering.
Responsibility: by Richard Shelton Kirby [and others].
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Broad, nontechnical survey of history's major technological advances: birth of Greek science, industrial revolution, electricity and applied science, 20th-century automation, much more. 181 illus.

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