Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harvard University Press: 1997
Edition: Third Impression.
viii, + 242pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The author brings engineering to 'life' in this enlightening book that uses case histories to explain the concept and development from such diverse things as paper clips, to the elevating tales of skyscrapers . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, viz: Paper Clips, Pencil Points, Zippers, Aluminium Cans, Facsimile, Airplanes & Computers, Water and Society, Bridges and... View More...