How Engineers Create the World

How Engineers Create the World

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In over 200 delightful short essays Bill captures the creativity and impact of engineers. He talks of their spectacular achievements - jets, satellites, skyscrapers, and fiber optics - but draws his deepest insights from the everyday, the quotidian. He finds beauty, elegance and meaning in Ferris wheels, Tupperware, Slinkys, mood rings, waterless urinals and Velcro. Delivered originally on public radio between 1999 and 2006, each essay is a small slice of the world created by engineers. The essays also illuminate and inform about the important topics of our day by showing how intertwined engineering and technology are with terrorism, security, intellectual property and our cultural legacy.Lava. Lamp. s a baby boomer Ia#39;m amused to see the era of my youtha€”the 1960s and 70sa€”returning in tv sitcoms and movies. As a survivor of those decadesa€” and as an engineera€”Ia#39;m going to jump onto this 70s band wagon and share with anbsp;...

Title:How Engineers Create the World
Author:William S. Hammack, Bill Hammack
Publisher:Bill Hammack - 2011-09-06


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