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Engineering at Cambridge University - T. J. N. Hilken

Cambridge University Press, 1967, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ is sealed in self-adhesive Mylar and shows one scrape to the lower panel. Small inscription to ffep. Internally bright and clean.

From the preface: “The book tells how engineering entered the university towards the end of the eighteenth century as the hobby of a professor whose statutory duty was to find a cure for the gout, and how it gradually came to be accepted first as part of a liberal education for men reading for the Ordinary Degree and later as a fully fledged subject for university teaching and research. It explains how engineering fits into the general pattern of a Cambridge education, and gives some indication of the special contribution which this university makes to the development of higher technology in Britain.”

Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 277 pages.

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