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The Engineer in History

Second Printing


John Rae and Rudi Volti

Surveying more than two millennia, this book presents the story of the people who designed and built aqueducts, cathedrals, clocks, machine tools, railroads, bridges, and airplanes. It examines their social origins, education, working methods, relationships with employers and governments, influences on management theory and practices, and many other topics. Throughout, the narrative focuses on particular engineers whose working lives illuminate the themes presented.