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Titel: Washington Engineered
Verlag: Baltimore: Noble House / American Literary Press, 2006
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
, 246pp., very good dust-jacket, slight wear, very good hardcover, Buildings, bridges, transport in Washington D.C. from the perspective of the engineer. ISBN 1561679402 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28498
Inhaltsangabe: Tracing the history and development of engineering principles and practices, "Washington Engineered" is a fascinating blend of history, sociology & science as it takes an amazing look at modern technological advances. Through a series of fascinating accounts and precise documentation, author Vincent Lee-Thorp examines how revolutionary inventions, along with their creators, changed everyday life in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Rich in detail and filled with numerous photographs, "Washington Engineered" takes readers on an historic journey through time as it follows the remarkable evolution of Washington, D.C., from its humble beginnings to the building of railroads, subways, the President's House, and the exciting formation of NASA. This book is a treasure for lovers of history, engineering, and science, and is a testament to human ingenuity and the creative thinkers who helped shape our nation's capitol.
Über den Autor: Vincent Lee-Thorp worked as a mechanical and electrical engineer in Washington, D.C., for forty-five years, during which time his consulting firms successfully completed more than 2000 projects, including those for the General Administration, departments of the Navy and Army, state and local governments, and numerous colleges and universities. He and his firms also performed projects in the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol. He is past president of the Washington Chapters of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and the Consulting Engineers Council; past representative of the U.S. to the International Energy Organization in Paris, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Lee-Thorp resides in Virginia.
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