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Discovering engineering that changed the world By Julian Edgar

Discovering engineering that changed the world
by Julian Edgar

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In this unique book, author Julian Edgar takes you around the world to see an astonishing series of engineering marvels. Through over 170 original photos, accompanied by a thoroughly researched text, you'll experience the first rocket range, the fastest cars, and the awesome technology of the Cold War.
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Discovering engineering that changed the world Summary

Discovering engineering that changed the world by Julian Edgar

Extraordinary engineering; extraordinary places: this book takes you on a fascinating journey to visit marvellous engineering and technological achievements around the world. * From deep underground in an Arizona missile silo, to being in the pilot's seat of one of the biggest hovercraft that has ever flown. * See the world's fastest helicopter, aircraft and steam train. * Deep inside the mighty Hoover Dam - one of the most incredible structures ever built - to walking the ground where the Wright Brothers first flew. * From marvelling at the jet road cars built by Rover and Chrysler, to seeing Land Speed Record cars like Bluebird and Thrust SSC. * Fascinating sights - the suspension bridge that carried all the materials for the first atomic bomb. * The world's first turbo production car engine. * The luxury lounge of the Hindenburg airship. * The first streamlined, stainless-steel diesel train. Passionate and insightful, this is an incredible adventure through the best things the world has to offer for anyone who likes speed, technology and excitement. This book is the result of Julian Edgar's own journey around the world, seeking out the most exciting engineering and technological sights. It is packed with original photos, well-researched text and technical information, and serves as both a travel guide for the engineering enthusiast and a celebration of the engineering feats that have influenced modern life.

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Discovering engineering that changed the world Reviews

This book published by Veloce Publishing inaugurates the new "Earthward" series with the aim to "push the boundaries and expand horizons," an ambitions one but a hit with this volume. Author Julian Edgar guides the reader through a fascinating journey all over the world, discovering the jewels of technology from jet engines to the Hoover Dam. Every chapter illustrates these technological fields (e.g: turbine cars, bridges, rockets, ICNM missiles and so on) with simple yet correct description and beautiful images complete this fantastic journey. - Marco De MontisIt could have been a nerd book, but it's not - an entertaining and informative read. IRDC Quattro

About Julian Edgar

Julian Edgar has worked as a teacher, writer, editor and photographer. He edited a major car website for 18 years, and has written for electronics magazines for more than 25 years. A technical enthusiast for all things mechanical and electronic, he decided - with his wife and young son - to travel the world, seeing the most exciting technical sights he could find. This book, his 23rd, is the result of those travels.

Table of Contents

* Chapter 1: Rockets - speed and the way into space * Chapter 2: Inventing flight - two geniuses and their incredible aircraft * Chapter 3: Mutually Assured Destruction - 44 years of uneasy technological peace * Chapter 4: Turbine power - round and round and not up and down * Chapter 5: The crazy-brave - hovercraft and airships * Chapter 6: Cars - engineering and society * Chapter 7: Bridges - getting to the other side * Chapter 8: Going fast - on land and in the air

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Discovering engineering that changed the world by Julian Edgar
Julian Edgar
Used - Like New
Veloce Publishing Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.