Author(s): Tom Jackson
From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries. Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in this engaging installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables series. The story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life to the ways in which it promises to expand the scope of civilization and broaden the future of human existence, this authoritative reference book offers an essential guide to the history of engineering in 100 chronological steps.