The 50 Greatest Engineers: The People Whose Innovations Have Shaped Our World (Hardcover)
This stunning jacketed hardcover introduces 50 of the world's most influential engineers of all time and a selection of their groundbreaking inventions, showcased with full-color photography.Engineering is everywhere, from the Large Hadron Collider to invisibly small circuits on silicon chips. The 50 Greatest Engineers celebrates the great achievements that have been made through the ages, containing profiles of the best-known and most innovative engineers of all time. Chosen from across the globe, they include a diverse range of talent - from the likes of Nikola Tesla, Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Gustave Eiffel to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Fazlu Rahman Khan and the Wright Brothers. Fully illustrated in full-color with examples of their major works, whether they be machines, buildings, bridges or life-changing technical innovations, this fascinating book explores how these men and women have beaten the odds to develop them. Includes:
- Full-color photographs and illustrations of famous inventions
- Concise professional biographies of the engineers listed
- Entries arranged in chronological order for easy reference This is the perfect reference book for all the family to answer the question - 'Who made that?'
Paul Virr is an author and editor who has written extensively on science and technology over the last twenty years. A former SEM ambassador with Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and former editor for the Auropean Space Agency, he has produced official guides for UK museums and now lives in Rome, Italy. William Potter has been writing and editing non-fiction titles for more than two decades, covering diverse subjects such as new technology, space travel, history, prehistoric life, comics and fantasy-art creation, along with numerous educational STEM titles and puzzle books for school-age readers. Based in the UK, William also scripts comic books and continues to tour with his band.