Engineering A Very Short Introduction

This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.

Engineering  A Very Short Introduction

Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.

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Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: David Blockley
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: David Muir Wood
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Discusses the importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization, explores problems civil engineers face each day, and outlines some modern accomplishments in the field.
Structural Engineering
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: D. I. Blockley
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Using examples from around the world, including the Shard in London and jumbo jets like the A380, David Blockley explores the world of structural engineering. This Very Short Introduction considers the crucial role structural engineering has on issues such as cost and energy efficiency to long-term sustainability and safety.
Materials
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: Christopher Hall
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Hall shows how material science combines physics, chemistry, and biology with engineering to understand and exploit materials and create new ones, often with extraordinary optical and electrical properties.
Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: David Blockley
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-25 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Have you ever wondered how it's possible to build a skyscraper, a big bridge, a jumbo jet, or a cruise liner? Everything has structure. Structure is the difference between a random pile of components and a fully functional object. Through structure the parts connect to make the whole. Natural structures