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The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern (Wiley Popular Science)

By: Billington, David P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202953

ISBN: 0471140260

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 245 pp. Enter the workshops of America's early engineering geniuses and discover how they came up with their ideas and applied them to the marketplace. David Billington, acclaimed author of The Tower and the Bridge, reveals the strokes of brilliance behind such landmark developments as the steamboat, electric power, and the rise of the iron and steel industry. He explains each major innovation through the story of the remarkable new engineering formulas that made it possible, showing that one key to engineering progress is the discovery of ... View more info