The book is a collection of stories: assignments from a long and enjoyable engineering career as well as anecdotes and experiences from summer jobs, vacations, and consulting. The focus is technical; each little story pivots on some scientific principle. The intent is three-fold: a) genealogical: to capture descriptions of a lifetime of fun times and accomplishments for descendents who might be curious about old great-grandpa Tom; b) to inspire a next generation of youngsters to consider pursuit of engineering, science, and critical thought, as a door to a fruitful life; and c) to try to bridge that pervasive qboring and/or over-my-headq gap by showing that qengineeringq concepts are essentially common-sense and intuitive (you learned them in kindergarten playground), and the jargon should not be off-putting. The book's message: Engineering/science can be fun; it happens every day and everywhere; a degree is not a prerequisite.Future trips will involve GPS and satellite-radio technologies and more sure rescue resources, but thata#39;s for a later story. ... The smoke cleared, and in the flash-light gloom we saw the whole wiring harness was burnt open, insulation charred or dripping, ... Nice. completely unrepairable, My solution was obvious and elegant: grab what we could wear and eat, roll the wreck down into the canyon, start outanbsp;...
|Title||:||?All This Fun, and a Paycheck, too??|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2013-11|