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.Accurate Throwing 311 Air Conditioning 105 Airships 9 Anthrax 119 Applea#39;s Killer App 371 Atomic Clock 313 ... 181 Disc vs Disk 163 Dreyfuss, Henry 225 Duct Tape 263 Dvorak Keyboard 421 Eastman, George aamp; Kodak 293 eBay 345 eBooksanbsp;...
|Title||:||How Engineers Create the World|
|Author||:||William S. Hammack, Bill Hammack|
|Publisher||:||Bill Hammack - 2011-09-06|