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Edited by: Tom Jackson
Learning about science has never been more fun and engaging then in the books by Tom Jackson. He has a way of bringing stories and historical narratives into learning certain aspects of science. Such as in this book, Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology he touches on many engineering concepts in short, easy-to-follow descriptives.
The book offers illustrations and diagrams to help you grasp many concepts. With a son at WSU and heading into an Engineering major, this book is better than a textbook. The pages can teach you more than listening to hours of lectures I feel. I wanted this book for him and found myself getting into the pages and even the 8 year old has been grabbing it up and became fascinated. It is not a children’s book per-say, but the discussions are only 1/2-1 page long that cover 100 different marvels so it is not overwhelming at all.
If you do not have an Engineering fan, consider some of his other titles:
- Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again
- Mathematics An Illustrated History of Numbers
- Physics An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science
- The Universe An Illustrated History of Astronomy
- The Elements An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
- The Brain An Illustrated History of Neuroscience