By Hans Wittfoth
Das Lebenswerk des leidenschaftlichen Bauingenieurs ist jetzt als Buch erschienen. Auf lebhafte Weise schildert es das Baugeschehen der letzten 50 Jahre. Es berichtet von der Pionierzeit des Spannbetonbrückenbaus und von der stürmischen Entwicklung des deutschen Auslandsbaus. Beides hat der hochbegabte, disziplinierte und entschlossene Bauingenieur Hans Wittfoth maßgeblich geprägt. So ist das vorliegende Buch ein aus vielen Mosaiksteinen zusammengesetztes Zeitdokument für Historiker, Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Bauingenieure.
By David N Lucsko
What occurs to cars when they are retired yet earlier than they're processed as scrap? during this interesting historical past, David N. Lucsko takes readers on a travel of salvage yards and wrecked or in a different way out-of-service autos within the usa from the viewpoint of gearheads—the sizzling rodders, recovery hobbyists, road rodders, and vintage motor vehicle devotees who reuse, repurpose, and repair junked cars.
Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust is a nuanced exploration of the enterprise of dismantling wrecks and promoting second-hand components. It examines the reinterpretation of those automobiles and elements through artists in addition to their recovery through fanatics. It additionally surveys the foundation and evolution of gearhead-oriented yards focusing on particular forms of autos; dissects the cloth and emotional allure of the salvage backyard and its contents between lovers; and examines how zoning and nuisance ordinances have affected either salvage companies and hobbyists.
Lucsko concludes with an research of efforts over the last twenty-five years to hasten vehicular obsolescence on the cost of salvage yards, mechanics, and lovers. by way of studying how autos are salvaged, repurposed, and restored, this booklet demonstrates that the historical past of the auto is far greater than a operating catalog of showroom novelties.
By Glen E. Swanson,Paul Dickson
Drawn from 1000's of interviews from the NASA files, the Johnson area middle, and the Smithsonian's nationwide Air and house Museum, this quantity positive aspects the reminiscences of fourteen software members. Commenters comprise NASA directors James Webb and Thomas O. Paine; Wernher von Braun, architect of the Saturn V rocket; spacecraft dressmaker Maxime A. Faget; and astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Charles Duke. Introductory fabric presents historical past at the Apollo application, and approximately seventy black-and-white photos illustrate the appealing first-person bills of background within the making.
By Sarah Easterby-Smith
By J.B. Williams
This e-book is ready how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly replaced our lives – the best way we paintings, reside, and play. It covers a myriad of issues from the discovery of the basic units, and built-in circuits, via radio and tv, to pcs, cellular phones and GPS. Today our lives are governed through electronics as they keep an eye on the house and desktops dominate the workspace. We stroll round with cellphones and converse by way of e-mail. Electronics didn’t exist till into the 20 th century.
The business revolution is the time period frequently utilized to the arriving of steam, railways and the manufacturing unit approach. within the 20th century, it's electronics that has replaced the way in which we assemble our details, entertain ourselves, converse and paintings. This publication demonstrates that this can be, actually, one other revolution.
By George Dyson,Karl Heinz Siber
By Edward Grant
By Scott Carmichael
By Sumanth Gopinath
By David P. Billington,David P., Jr. Billington
Power, pace, and Form is the 1st obtainable account of the engineering at the back of 8 step forward ideas that remodeled American lifestyles from 1876 to 1939--the cellphone, electrical energy, oil refining, the auto, the aircraft, radio, the long-span metal bridge, and construction with bolstered concrete. starting with Thomas Edison's process to generate and distribute electrical energy, the authors clarify the Bell cell, the oil refining procedures of William Burton and Eugene Houdry, Henry Ford's version T automobile and the reaction via basic vehicles, the Wright brothers' plane, radio recommendations from Marconi to Armstrong, Othmar Ammann's George Washington Bridge, the bolstered concrete buildings of John Eastwood and Anton Tedesko, and within the Thirties, the Chrysler Airflow motor vehicle and the Douglas DC-3 airplane.
those techniques used basic numerical rules, which the Billingtons combine with brief narrative bills of every breakthrough--a exact and potent option to introduce engineering and the way engineers imagine. The publication exhibits how the simplest engineering exemplifies potency, economic system and, the place attainable, attractiveness. With Power, velocity, and Form, educators, first-year engineering scholars, liberal arts scholars, and basic readers now have, for the 1st time in a single quantity, an available and readable heritage of engineering achievements that have been important to America's improvement and which are nonetheless the rules of recent life.