Instant Engineering

Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Inventions Explained on a Single Page

Joel Levy
AUD $29.99
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Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes engineering interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know - and more - is here.

Instant Engineering pulls together all the pivotal engineering theories and discoveries into one concise volume. Each page contains a discrete 'cheat sheet', which tells you the most important facts in bite-sized chunks, meaning you can become an expert in an instant.

From Archimedes to Elon Musk, from screws and pulleys to the steam engine, and from the canal boat to the space rocket, every key figure, theory or term is expressed in succinct and lively text and graphics.

Perfect for the knowledge hungry and time poor, this collection of graphic-led lessons makes engineering interesting and accessible. Everything you need to know - and more - is here.

Author bio:

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in science, nature and technology for younger audiences. His writing explores both mainstream science and weird technology, from chemistry and physics to death-rays and biomimetic robots. After taking degrees in molecular biology and psychology at Warwick and Edinburgh, he has gone on to write books including Really Useful, the science and history of everyday technology; Poison: A Social History, on the science and lore of poisons; Newton's Notebooks, on the life and discoveries of Isaac Newton; Phobiapedia, an encyclopaedia of the things that scare us most; and A Bee in a Cathedral, exploring analogies and thought experiments in science, nature and technology.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781787393233
Table Of Contents: AC vs DC • Air ships • Othmar Ammann • Andre Marie Ampere • Amps • Arch • Archimedes • Richard Arkwright • Baron William George Armstrong • Ove Arup • Charles Babbage • John Bardeen • Frank Barnwell • Sir Joseph Bazalgette • Beam • Alexander Graham Bell • Karl Benz • Tim Berners-Lee • Henry Bessemer • Bicycles • Bioengineering • Forrest Bird • Bridges • Sergei Brin • James Brindley • Walter Houser Brattain • Isambard Kingdom Brunel • Cameras • Canals • Cannon • Capacitor • Sadi Carnot • Sir John Charnley • Maxwell James Clerk • Clocks • Column • Computers • Control • Rookes Evelyn Bell Crompton • Leonardo da Vinci • Gottlieb Daimler • Dams • Charles de Coulomb • Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti • Lee De Forest • Rudolf Diesel • Thomas Edison • Gustav Eiffel • Willem Einthoven • Elasticity • Electric light • Electricity supply • Electromagnetic waves • Energy • Michael Faraday • Farm equipment - tractor, thresher, etc • Roy Fedden • Enrico Fermi • Reginald Fessenden • John Ambrose Fleming • Henry Ford • Baronet Sir John Fowler • Robert Goddard • Wilson Greatbatch • Gunpowder, guns & revolvers • Sir William Halcrow • William Harris • Heavier than air aeroplanes • Heinrich Hertz • Stanley Hooker • John Hopps • Charles Hufnagel • Information Technology • Internal combustion engine • Jet engine • Jobs Steve • James Joule • Fazlur Kahn • Kilby Jack • John Logie Baird • Robert Maillart • Guglielmo Marconi • Mechanics • Christian Menn • Gordon Moore • Samuel Morse • Elon Musk • Thomas Newcomen • Robert Noyce • Georg Simon Ohm • Ohm's Law • Nicolaus Otto • Larry Page • Sir Charles Parsons • Plough • Sir Alfred Pugsley • Pulleys • Pumps • Railway • William Macquorn Rankine • Reinforced Concrete • Resistor • Osborne Reynolds • Risk • Roads • Robots • Rockets • John Roebling • Thomas Savery • Jorg Schlaich • Ships • William Bradford Shockley • Sir Alec Skempton • Skyscraper • Slab • John Smeaton • Social media • Soil mechanics and foundations • Sound recording • Steam engine • Steel • George Stephenson • Robert Stephenson • Surveying • Sustainability • Joe Sutter • Joseph Wilson Swan • Thomas Telford • Karl von Terzaghi • Nicola Tesla • Thermodynamics • Toilets • transistors • Richard Trevithick • Truss construction • Turbine • typesetting • Valve • Michel Virlogeux • Virtual work • Alessandro Volta • Volts • Wernher Von Braun • Vulnerability • Sir Barnes Wallis • War Machines (ancient) • Waste disposal • Water power • Water supply • James Watt • Weapons (modern) • Weaving & spinning • Sir Frank Whittle • Windmills • Work • Wilbur Wright • Orville Wright • Writing • Olegierd Zienkiewicz.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Subject: Popular science

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