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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

The Automobile and American Life Author John Heitmann
ISBN-10 9781476601991
Release 2009-02-22
Pages 260
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This is the story of how the automobile changed the essence of life in America. Both a general history of the automobile and a broad-ranging analysis of its cultural effects, the text addresses such topics as cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the rise of the machine age; competition and the evolving consumer in the 1920s; the development of roads and the accompanying road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the 1950s golden age of automobiles and the emergence of youth culture; and how American car culture has been represented in film, song, poetry and literature.



H R 123 H R 2498 and H R 2535

H R  123  H R  2498 and H R  2535 Author
ISBN-10 0160818222
Release 2008
Pages 72
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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.



Buyer s Guide

Buyer s Guide Author William White
ISBN-10 UVA:X030048037
Release 2006-09
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Railway and Locomotive Engineering

Railway and Locomotive Engineering Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433012633917
Release 1912
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Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131538881
Release 2007
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Power and the Engineer

Power and the Engineer Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2539306
Release 1909
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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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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.



Locomotive Engineers Journal

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

Colliery Engineer Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105117526975
Release 1903
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Railway Maintenance of Way Employes Journal

Railway Maintenance of Way Employes Journal Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054015890
Release 1926
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Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Journal

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B812671
Release 1926
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Journal

Journal Author Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105024616315
Release 1926
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