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Power Speed and Form

Power  Speed  and Form Author David P. Billington
ISBN-10 9781400849123
Release 2013-08-07
Pages 296
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Power, Speed, and Form is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939--the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete. Beginning with Thomas Edison's system to generate and distribute electric power, the authors explain the Bell telephone, the oil refining processes of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's Model T car and the response by General Motors, the Wright brothers' airplane, radio innovations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the reinforced concrete structures of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and in the 1930s, the Chrysler Airflow car and the Douglas DC-3 airplane. These innovations used simple numerical ideas, which the Billingtons integrate with short narrative accounts of each breakthrough--a unique and effective way to introduce engineering and how engineers think. The book shows how the best engineering exemplifies efficiency, economy and, where possible, elegance. With Power, Speed, and Form, educators, first-year engineering students, liberal arts students, and general readers now have, for the first time in one volume, an accessible and readable history of engineering achievements that were vital to America's development and that are still the foundations of modern life.



Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature  Second Edition Author Bonnie A. Osif
ISBN-10 9781439850039
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 600
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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.



Big Dams of the New Deal Era

Big Dams of the New Deal Era Author David P. Billington
ISBN-10 9780806157887
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 416
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The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression. Only later did the dams’ baneful effects on river ecologies spark public debate. Big Dams of the New Deal Era tells how major water-storage structures were erected in four western river basins. David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson reveal how engineering science, regional and national politics, perceived public needs, and a river’s natural features intertwined to create distinctive dams within each region. In particular, the authors describe how two federal agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, became key players in the creation of these important public works. By illuminating the mathematical analysis that supported large-scale dam construction, the authors also describe how and why engineers in the 1930s most often opted for massive gravity dams, whose design required enormous quantities of concrete or earth-rock fill for stability. Richly illustrated, Big Dams of the New Deal Era offers a compelling account of how major dams in the New Deal era restructured the landscape—both politically and physically—and why American society in the 1930s embraced them wholeheartedly.



The Automobile and American Life 2d ed

The Automobile and American Life  2d ed Author John Heitmann
ISBN-10 9781476630021
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 291
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Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels beleaguered...it is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those of us who want an entertaining and provocative text for our courses...provide teachers with a great opportunity to expand on the text in class...a valuable asset to any teacher who hopes to bring the automobile and automobility into the classroom"—Technology and Culture "Highly recommended"—Enterprise & Society "A deeply thought provoking study"—www.route66infocenter.com. Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.



Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Author Gale Cengage Publishing
ISBN-10 0787695335
Release 2008-04-04
Pages 446
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.



Railway and Locomotive Engineering

Railway and Locomotive Engineering Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021242022
Release 1911
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British Engineers and Allied Professions in the Twentieth Century

British Engineers and Allied Professions in the Twentieth Century Author William Thomas Pike
ISBN-10 CHI:103538477
Release 1910
Pages 348
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The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435020599536
Release 1906
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Power Engineering

Power Engineering Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105027591994
Release 1931-01
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Engineering Magazine

Engineering Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055271780
Release 1919
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Power and the Engineer

Power and the Engineer Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2539306
Release 1909
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Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual

Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual Author Philip Ellenberger
ISBN-10 9780124169685
Release 2014-01-22
Pages 412
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Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual, Second Edition provides engineers and designers with a quick reference guide to calculations, codes, and standards applicable to piping systems. The book considers in one handy reference the multitude of pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints that make up these often complex systems. It uses hundreds of calculations and examples based on the author's 40 years of experiences as both an engineer and instructor. Each example demonstrates how the code and standard has been correctly and incorrectly applied. Aside from advising on the intent of codes and standards, the book provides advice on compliance. Readers will come away with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail and what the code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner to do to prevent such failures. The book enhances participants' understanding and application of the spirit of the code or standard and form a plan for compliance. The book covers American Water Works Association standards where they are applicable. Updates to major codes and standards such as ASME B31.1 and B31.12 New methods for calculating stress intensification factor (SIF) and seismic activities Risk-based analysis based on API 579, and B31-G Covers the Pipeline Safety Act and the creation of PhMSA



The Electrical World and Engineer

The Electrical World and Engineer Author
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101055994196
Release 1901
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Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century Author P. Galison
ISBN-10 9789401143790
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 383
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All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.



Engineering Production

Engineering Production Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084628737
Release 1922
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Twentieth century engineering

Twentieth century engineering Author Cuthbert Hartland Seymour Tupholme
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049836359
Release 1944
Pages 201
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Locomotive Engineers Journal

Locomotive Engineers Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105126468490
Release 1926
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