From Riquet to ShannonBook - 2010
"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the story of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
Characteristics: xv, 201 p. : ill. ; 23 cm