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Published: 22 March 2012

152 Pages | Approx 20 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199578696

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Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

David Blockley

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the role and identity of engineering in comparison with science, technology, art, and craft
  • Defines the five ages of engineering - gravity, heat, electromagnetism, information, and systems - in order to show how the specialisms relate to one another
  • Uses examples of everyday 'tools', such as a mobile telephone, to describe how engineering actually works
  • Explores the historical development of engineering as a discipline