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    DescriptionSince the autumn of 2007 Justin Pollard's Eccentric Engineer column in the awardwinning E&T magazine has been campaigning to remind engineers of the extraordinary role that their subject has played in human history. This book gathers together three years of those musings, highlighting not simply the most famous engineering tales but the unusual, the erratic, and occasionally the patently insane. In its fifty stories it covers everything from aircraft carriers made of ice, to the origins of the omnibus. We'll toy with Roman turbines, and Greek computers, look at Renaissance hypertext and have arguments with Americans over the shape of our lightning conductors. We'll shake Scotland with earthquakes and build cars out of beans. But most of all we'll celebrate the joys and perils of living in an engineered world.


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    Title
    Buses, Bankers & the Beer of Revenge
    Subtitle
    An Eccentric Engineer Collection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Justin Pollard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 35 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849195812
    ISBN 10: 1849195811
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Abridged Dewey: 817
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, TEC009000
    BIC subject category V2: TBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16820
    BISAC V2.8: HUM010000, SCI080000
    DC23: 620.0092
    Thema V1.0: KJ, TBX, PD, TBC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Imprint name
    Institution of Engineering and Technology
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Stevenage