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The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication date June 5, 1996
Pages 258
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780471140962
ISBN-10 0471140961
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $82.40
Other format details sci/tech
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A richly illustrated introduction to the engineering triumphs that made America modern

In this age of microchips and deep space probes, it's hard to imagine life before electricity or passenger trains. An astonishing series of engineering innovations paved the way to the twentieth century, and transformed America into the world's mightiest industrial power. The Innovators tells the exciting story of the engineering pioneers whose discoveries so dramatically altered commerce, industry, and world history. The book takes readers into the workshops of America's early engineering geniuses, explaining how they came up with their ideas and later applied them in the marketplace. Devotees of history and technology will appreciate the finely drawn profiles of America's technical wizards, from the famous--including Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat; Samuel F.B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph; and Thomas Edison, inventor of the first electrical power network--to the lesser known, such as J. Edgar Thompson, who built the Pennsylvania Railroad.


* From the author of the critically acclaimed The Tower and the Bridge
* Features over 80 illustrations of the engineers and their inventions


DAVID P. BILLINGTON (Princeton, New Jersey), a professor of civil engineering at Princeton University, is the author of The Tower and the Bridge, and Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, which won the 1979 Dexter Prize as the outstanding book on the history of technology.

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Hardcover
from Turner Pub Co (May 1, 1996)
9780471140269 | details & prices | 245 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $32.50
About: Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie
Paperback
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from John Wiley & Sons Inc (June 5, 1996)
9780471140962 | details & prices | 258 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $82.40
About: A richly illustrated introduction to the engineering triumphs that made America modern In this age of microchips and deep space probes, it's hard to imagine life before electricity or passenger trains.

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