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Man The Builder: An Illustrated History of Engineering - J. P. M. Pannell

Book Club Associates, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper rubbed at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Whatever motives may have prompted the building of the pyramids of Egypt, there is no doubt that a considerable degree of engineering skill was exercised in their construction. As centuries went by and the demand for improved communications grew, so the engineer’s work gradually increased. In England in the eighteenth century James Brindley won acclaim for the canals which he built to carry merchandise from the expanding industrial areas. Among his contemporaries were such illustrious names as Smeaton and Watt. The development of railways was probably the greatest single factor in the industrial development of the nineteenth century and the names of Trevithick, Stephenson, Telford, Brunei and many others became household words. The achievements of civil engineering are the basis of our modern civilization and remain in existence today as part of the equipment of daily life. In Man the Builder J P M Pannell describes the activities of the civil engineer from the earliest times to the present day, dealing with roads, canals, railways, bridge-building, harbour works and water supply. Numerous photographs, prints, diagrams and maps, closely allied and integrated with the text, illustrate the growth of the engineer’s art and a chronological table highlights the landmarks in the story of engineering.”
Size: 8¼" x 6"
Number of Pages: 252

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