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Books on Engineering and Allied Operations

620-623. Books on engineering and allied operations

Further Reading

620 Engineering & Allied Operations

Henry Petroski Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing, 1998.

Civil engineering professor Henry Petroski surveys ten case studies to shed light on how scientists make breakthroughs. In addition, he shares how social and political systems have more control over large engineering projects than we might think.

621 Applied Physics

Seth Shulman The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell’s Secret, 2008.

Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone? Seth Shulman reveals Bell’s best-kept secret: that he stole part of Elisha Gray’s invention to be the first to capture the most lucrative patent in U.S. history.

623 Military & Nautical Engineering

George C. Neumann The History of Weapons of the American Revolution, 1976.

George C. Neumann catalogs and provides the history of the weapons used during the American Revolution. He took the 1,200 photographs from public and private collections.

Richard Rhodes Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, 1996.

After publishing The Making of the Atomic Bomb in 1986, Richard Rhodes explained hydrogen bomb development regarding the science, politics, and human stories involved.


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