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The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering, Marshall Brain

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The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering
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The engineering book
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from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering
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Marshall Brain
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Language
eng
Summary
Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems--and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the Large Hadron Collider. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in aerospace, architecture, chemistry, computer engineering, and more, from ancient history to the present
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Brain, Marshall
Dewey number
620.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA15
LC item number
.B73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sterling milestones series
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technological innovations
  • Civilization, Western
  • Inventions
  • Genetic engineering
  • Civilization, Western
  • Engineering
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
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The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering, Marshall Brain
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-522) and index
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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Contents
Introduction -- 30,000 BCE: Bow and arrow -- 3300 BCE: Hunter/gatherer tools -- 2550 BCE: Great Pyramid -- 2000 BCE: Inuit technology -- 1400 BCE: Concrete -- 625 BCE: Asphalt -- 438 BCE: Parthenon -- 312 BCE: Roman aqueduct system -- 100 BCE: Waterwheel -- 79: Pompeii -- 1040: Compass -- 1144: Basilica of Saint Denis -- 1300: Catapult -- 1372: Leaning Tower of Pisa -- 1492: Square-rigged wooden sailboats -- 1600: Great Wall of China -- 1620: Gunter's chain -- 1670: Mechanical pendulum clock -- 1750: Simple machines at Yates Mill -- 1773: Building implosions -- 1784: Power Loom -- 1790: Cotton Mill -- 1794: Cotton Gin -- 1800: High-pressure steam engine -- 1823: Truss bridge -- 1824: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- 1825: Erie Canal -- 1830: Tom Thumb Steam Locomotive -- 1835: Combine Harvester -- 1837: Telegraph system -- 1845: Mass production -- 1845: Tunnel boring machine -- 1846: Sewing machine -- 1851: America's Cup -- 1854: Water treatment -- 1855: Bessemer process -- 1856: Plastic -- 1858: Big Ben -- 1859: Oil well -- 1859: Modern sewer system -- 1860: Louisville Water Tower -- 1861: Wamsutta Oil Refinery -- 1861: Elevator -- 1869: Transcontinental Railroad -- 1873: Cable Cars -- 1876: Telephone -- 1878: Power Grid -- 1879: Carbon fiber -- 1885: Supercharger and Turbocharger -- 1885: Washington Monument -- 1886: Statue of Liberty -- 1889: Eiffel Tower -- 1889: Hall-Heroult Process -- 1890: Steam Turbine -- 1891: Carnegie Hall -- 1891: Zuiderzee Works -- 1893: Two-Stroke Diesel Engine -- 1893: Ferris Wheel -- 1897: Diesel Locomotive -- 1899: Defibrillator -- 1902: Air Conditioning -- 1903: EKG/ECG -- 1903: Wright Brothers' Airplane -- 1905: Engineered lumber -- 1907: Professional Engineer Licensing -- 1908: Internal Combustion Engine -- 1910: Laparoscopic surgery -- 1912: Titanic -- 1913: Woolworth Building -- 1914: Panama Canal -- 1917: Laser -- 1917: Hooker Telescope -- 1919: Women's Engineering Society -- 1919: Under Friction Roller Coaster -- 1920: Kinsol Trestle Bridge -- 1920: Radio Station -- 1921: Robot -- 1926: Heart-Lung Machine -- 1927: Electric Refrigeration -- 1931: Empire State Building -- 1935: Tape Recording -- 1936: Hoover Dam -- 1937: Golden Gate Bridge -- 1937: Hindenburg -- 1937: Turbojet Engine -- 1937: Magnetically Levitated Train -- 1938: Formula One Car -- 1939: Norden Bombsight -- 1939: Color Television -- 1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge -- 1940: Radar -- 1940: Titanium -- 1941: Doped Silicon -- 1942: Spread Spectrum -- 1943: Dialysis Machine -- 1943: SCUBA -- 1944: Helicopter -- 1945: Uranium Enrichment -- 1945: Trinity Nuclear Bomb -- 1946: ENIAC: First Digital Computer -- 1946: Top-Loading Washing Machine -- 1946: Microwave Oven -- 1946: Light Water Reactor -- 1947: AK-47 -- 1947: Transistor -- 1948: Cable TV -- 1949: Tower Crane -- 1949: Atomic Clock -- 1949: Integrated Circuit -- 1950: Chess Computer -- 1951: Jet Engine Testing -- 1952: Center-Pivot Irrigation -- 1952: 3D Glasses -- 1952: Ivy Mike Hydrogen Bomb -- 1953: Automobile Airbag -- 1956: Hard Disk -- 1956: TAT-1 Undersea Cable -- 1957: Frozen Pizza -- 1957: Space Satellite -- 1958: Cabin Pressurization -- 1959: Desalination -- 1960: Cleanroom -- 1961: Tl Line -- 1961: Green Revolution -- 1962: SR-71 -- 1962: Atomic Clock Radio Station -- 1963: Retractable Stadium Roof -- 1963: Irradiated Food -- 1964: Top Fuel Dragster -- 1964: Drip Irrigation -- 1964: Natural Gas Tanker -- 1964: Bullet Train -- 1965: Gateway Arch in St Louis -- 1965: Cluster Munition -- 1966: Compound Bow -- 1966: Parafoil -- 1966: Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor -- 1966: Dynamic RAM -- 1967: Automotive Emission Controls -- 1967: Apollo 1 -- 1967: Saturn V Rocket -- 1968: C-5 Super Galaxy -- 1968: Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet -- 1969: Lunar Landing -- 1969: ARPANET -- 1969: Space Suit -- 1970: LCD Screen -- 1970: Apollo 13 -- 1970: Fiber Optic Communication -- 1971: Anti-Lock Brakes -- 1971: Lunar Rover -- 1971: Microprocessor -- 1971: CANDU Reactor -- 1971: CT Scan -- 1971: Power Plant Scrubber -- 1971: Kevlar -- 1972: Genetic Engineering -- 1973: World Trade Center -- 1975: Router -- 1976: Concorde -- 1976: CN Tower -- 1976: VHS Videotape -- 1977: Human-Powered Airplane -- 1977: Tuned Mass Damper -- 1977: Voyager Spacecraft -- 1977: Trans-Alaska Pipeline -- 1977: MRI -- 1978: Nitrous Oxide Engine -- 1978: Bagger 288 -- 1979: Seawise Giant Supertanker -- 1980: Flash Memory -- 1980: Ml Tank -- 1980: Stadium TV Screen -- 1981: Bigfoot Monster Truck -- 1981: Space Shuttle Orbiter -- 1981: V-22 Osprey -- 1982: Artificial Heart -- 1982: Neodymium Magnet -- 1983: RFID Tag -- 1983: F-117 Stealth Fighter -- 1983: Mobile Phone -- 1983: Gimli Glider -- 1983: Ethernet -- 1984: 3D Printer -- 1984: Domain Name Service (DNS) -- 1984: Surgical Robot -- 1984: Container Shipping -- 1984: Itaipu Dam -- 1985: Bath County Pumped Storage -- 1985: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) -- 1985: Virtual Reality -- 1986: Chernobyl -- 1986: Apache Helicopter -- 1990: World Wide Web -- 1990: Hubble Space Telescope -- 1991: Lithium Ion Battery -- 1991: Biosphere 2 -- 1992: Low-Flow Toilet -- 1992: Stormwater Management -- 1993: Keck Telescope -- 1993: Doom Engine -- 1994: Channel Tunnel -- 1994: Digital Camera -- 1994: Global Positioning System (GPS) -- 1994: Kansai International Airport -- 1995: Toy Story Animated Movie -- 1996: Ariel Atom -- 1996: HDTV -- 1997: Prius Hybrid Car -- 1998: International Space Station -- 1998: Large Hadron Collider -- 1998: Smart Grid -- 1998: Iridium Satellite System -- 1999: Wi-Fi -- 2001: Segway -- 2003: Century of Innovation -- 2004: Millau Viaduct -- 2005: Bugatti Veyron -- 2005: Georgia Aquarium -- 2006: Palm Islands -- 2006: AMOLED Screen -- 2007: Smart Phone -- 2008: Quadrotor -- 2008: Carbon Sequestration -- 2008: Engineering Grand Challenges -- 2008: Martin Jet Pack -- 2008: Three Gorges Dam -- 2009: National Ignition Facility -- 2009: Earthquake-Safe Buildings -- 2009: US President's Limousine -- 2010: Solar Impulse Airplane -- 2010: BP Blowout Preventer Failure -- 2010: Burj Khalifa -- 2010: Harry Potter Forbidden Journey Ride -- 2010: Alta Wind Energy Center -- 2010: Tablet Computer -- 2010: X2 and X3 Helicopters -- 2011: Fukushima Disaster -- 2011: Self-Driving Car -- 2011: Instant Skyscraper -- 2011: Watson -- 2012: Curiosity Rover -- 2012: Human-Powered Helicopter -- 2013: NCSU BookBot -- 2014: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System -- 2016: Venice Flood System -- c-2020: Vactrains -- c-2024: Brain Replication -- c-2030: Mars Colony -- c-3000: Things we have yet to engineer -- Notes and further reading -- Index -- Photo credits
Control code
ocn884298546
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
527 pages
Isbn
9781454908098
Lccn
2015472220
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unmediated
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illustrations (some color)
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  • (Sirsi) i9781454908098
  • (OCoLC)884298546
Label
The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering, Marshall Brain
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 30,000 BCE: Bow and arrow -- 3300 BCE: Hunter/gatherer tools -- 2550 BCE: Great Pyramid -- 2000 BCE: Inuit technology -- 1400 BCE: Concrete -- 625 BCE: Asphalt -- 438 BCE: Parthenon -- 312 BCE: Roman aqueduct system -- 100 BCE: Waterwheel -- 79: Pompeii -- 1040: Compass -- 1144: Basilica of Saint Denis -- 1300: Catapult -- 1372: Leaning Tower of Pisa -- 1492: Square-rigged wooden sailboats -- 1600: Great Wall of China -- 1620: Gunter's chain -- 1670: Mechanical pendulum clock -- 1750: Simple machines at Yates Mill -- 1773: Building implosions -- 1784: Power Loom -- 1790: Cotton Mill -- 1794: Cotton Gin -- 1800: High-pressure steam engine -- 1823: Truss bridge -- 1824: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- 1825: Erie Canal -- 1830: Tom Thumb Steam Locomotive -- 1835: Combine Harvester -- 1837: Telegraph system -- 1845: Mass production -- 1845: Tunnel boring machine -- 1846: Sewing machine -- 1851: America's Cup -- 1854: Water treatment -- 1855: Bessemer process -- 1856: Plastic -- 1858: Big Ben -- 1859: Oil well -- 1859: Modern sewer system -- 1860: Louisville Water Tower -- 1861: Wamsutta Oil Refinery -- 1861: Elevator -- 1869: Transcontinental Railroad -- 1873: Cable Cars -- 1876: Telephone -- 1878: Power Grid -- 1879: Carbon fiber -- 1885: Supercharger and Turbocharger -- 1885: Washington Monument -- 1886: Statue of Liberty -- 1889: Eiffel Tower -- 1889: Hall-Heroult Process -- 1890: Steam Turbine -- 1891: Carnegie Hall -- 1891: Zuiderzee Works -- 1893: Two-Stroke Diesel Engine -- 1893: Ferris Wheel -- 1897: Diesel Locomotive -- 1899: Defibrillator -- 1902: Air Conditioning -- 1903: EKG/ECG -- 1903: Wright Brothers' Airplane -- 1905: Engineered lumber -- 1907: Professional Engineer Licensing -- 1908: Internal Combustion Engine -- 1910: Laparoscopic surgery -- 1912: Titanic -- 1913: Woolworth Building -- 1914: Panama Canal -- 1917: Laser -- 1917: Hooker Telescope -- 1919: Women's Engineering Society -- 1919: Under Friction Roller Coaster -- 1920: Kinsol Trestle Bridge -- 1920: Radio Station -- 1921: Robot -- 1926: Heart-Lung Machine -- 1927: Electric Refrigeration -- 1931: Empire State Building -- 1935: Tape Recording -- 1936: Hoover Dam -- 1937: Golden Gate Bridge -- 1937: Hindenburg -- 1937: Turbojet Engine -- 1937: Magnetically Levitated Train -- 1938: Formula One Car -- 1939: Norden Bombsight -- 1939: Color Television -- 1940: Tacoma Narrows Bridge -- 1940: Radar -- 1940: Titanium -- 1941: Doped Silicon -- 1942: Spread Spectrum -- 1943: Dialysis Machine -- 1943: SCUBA -- 1944: Helicopter -- 1945: Uranium Enrichment -- 1945: Trinity Nuclear Bomb -- 1946: ENIAC: First Digital Computer -- 1946: Top-Loading Washing Machine -- 1946: Microwave Oven -- 1946: Light Water Reactor -- 1947: AK-47 -- 1947: Transistor -- 1948: Cable TV -- 1949: Tower Crane -- 1949: Atomic Clock -- 1949: Integrated Circuit -- 1950: Chess Computer -- 1951: Jet Engine Testing -- 1952: Center-Pivot Irrigation -- 1952: 3D Glasses -- 1952: Ivy Mike Hydrogen Bomb -- 1953: Automobile Airbag -- 1956: Hard Disk -- 1956: TAT-1 Undersea Cable -- 1957: Frozen Pizza -- 1957: Space Satellite -- 1958: Cabin Pressurization -- 1959: Desalination -- 1960: Cleanroom -- 1961: Tl Line -- 1961: Green Revolution -- 1962: SR-71 -- 1962: Atomic Clock Radio Station -- 1963: Retractable Stadium Roof -- 1963: Irradiated Food -- 1964: Top Fuel Dragster -- 1964: Drip Irrigation -- 1964: Natural Gas Tanker -- 1964: Bullet Train -- 1965: Gateway Arch in St Louis -- 1965: Cluster Munition -- 1966: Compound Bow -- 1966: Parafoil -- 1966: Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor -- 1966: Dynamic RAM -- 1967: Automotive Emission Controls -- 1967: Apollo 1 -- 1967: Saturn V Rocket -- 1968: C-5 Super Galaxy -- 1968: Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet -- 1969: Lunar Landing -- 1969: ARPANET -- 1969: Space Suit -- 1970: LCD Screen -- 1970: Apollo 13 -- 1970: Fiber Optic Communication -- 1971: Anti-Lock Brakes -- 1971: Lunar Rover -- 1971: Microprocessor -- 1971: CANDU Reactor -- 1971: CT Scan -- 1971: Power Plant Scrubber -- 1971: Kevlar -- 1972: Genetic Engineering -- 1973: World Trade Center -- 1975: Router -- 1976: Concorde -- 1976: CN Tower -- 1976: VHS Videotape -- 1977: Human-Powered Airplane -- 1977: Tuned Mass Damper -- 1977: Voyager Spacecraft -- 1977: Trans-Alaska Pipeline -- 1977: MRI -- 1978: Nitrous Oxide Engine -- 1978: Bagger 288 -- 1979: Seawise Giant Supertanker -- 1980: Flash Memory -- 1980: Ml Tank -- 1980: Stadium TV Screen -- 1981: Bigfoot Monster Truck -- 1981: Space Shuttle Orbiter -- 1981: V-22 Osprey -- 1982: Artificial Heart -- 1982: Neodymium Magnet -- 1983: RFID Tag -- 1983: F-117 Stealth Fighter -- 1983: Mobile Phone -- 1983: Gimli Glider -- 1983: Ethernet -- 1984: 3D Printer -- 1984: Domain Name Service (DNS) -- 1984: Surgical Robot -- 1984: Container Shipping -- 1984: Itaipu Dam -- 1985: Bath County Pumped Storage -- 1985: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) -- 1985: Virtual Reality -- 1986: Chernobyl -- 1986: Apache Helicopter -- 1990: World Wide Web -- 1990: Hubble Space Telescope -- 1991: Lithium Ion Battery -- 1991: Biosphere 2 -- 1992: Low-Flow Toilet -- 1992: Stormwater Management -- 1993: Keck Telescope -- 1993: Doom Engine -- 1994: Channel Tunnel -- 1994: Digital Camera -- 1994: Global Positioning System (GPS) -- 1994: Kansai International Airport -- 1995: Toy Story Animated Movie -- 1996: Ariel Atom -- 1996: HDTV -- 1997: Prius Hybrid Car -- 1998: International Space Station -- 1998: Large Hadron Collider -- 1998: Smart Grid -- 1998: Iridium Satellite System -- 1999: Wi-Fi -- 2001: Segway -- 2003: Century of Innovation -- 2004: Millau Viaduct -- 2005: Bugatti Veyron -- 2005: Georgia Aquarium -- 2006: Palm Islands -- 2006: AMOLED Screen -- 2007: Smart Phone -- 2008: Quadrotor -- 2008: Carbon Sequestration -- 2008: Engineering Grand Challenges -- 2008: Martin Jet Pack -- 2008: Three Gorges Dam -- 2009: National Ignition Facility -- 2009: Earthquake-Safe Buildings -- 2009: US President's Limousine -- 2010: Solar Impulse Airplane -- 2010: BP Blowout Preventer Failure -- 2010: Burj Khalifa -- 2010: Harry Potter Forbidden Journey Ride -- 2010: Alta Wind Energy Center -- 2010: Tablet Computer -- 2010: X2 and X3 Helicopters -- 2011: Fukushima Disaster -- 2011: Self-Driving Car -- 2011: Instant Skyscraper -- 2011: Watson -- 2012: Curiosity Rover -- 2012: Human-Powered Helicopter -- 2013: NCSU BookBot -- 2014: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System -- 2016: Venice Flood System -- c-2020: Vactrains -- c-2024: Brain Replication -- c-2030: Mars Colony -- c-3000: Things we have yet to engineer -- Notes and further reading -- Index -- Photo credits
Control code
ocn884298546
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
527 pages
Isbn
9781454908098
Lccn
2015472220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781454908098
  • (OCoLC)884298546

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