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Discovering engineering that changed the world

Discovering engineering that changed the world

By Julian Edgar
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Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 144 pages • 169 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787113-55-8

£ 19.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• A fascinating coverage of incredible engineering marvels from around the world
• Visiting a Cold War missile silo, deep underground in the Arizona desert
• Inside the Hoover Dam – and its stylish hydro-electric power station
• Seeing in the metal the fastest cars that have ever run – from Bluebird to Thrust SSC
• Extraordinary engineering in the airships and giant hovercraft of Germany and Britain
• The gas turbine road cars of Rover and Chrysler – a sign of the future... or was it?
• The birthplace of modern rocketry at Peenemünde in Germany
• Walking the North Carolina sand dunes where two geniuses invented flight
• Sweden’s underground aircraft bunker – big enough for a squadron
• Perfect for the engineering enthusiast – or for someone who wants to plan their own fascinating journey


In this unique book, author Julian Edgar takes you around the world to see an astonishing series of engineering marvels. Through over 170 original photos, accompanied by a thoroughly researched text, you’ll experience the first rocket range, the fastest cars, and the awesome technology of the Cold War.


Extraordinary engineering; extraordinary places: this book takes you on a fascinating journey to visit marvellous engineering and technological achievements around the world.
• From deep underground in an Arizona missile silo, to being in the pilot’s seat of one of the biggest hovercraft that has ever flown.
• See the world’s fastest helicopter, aircraft and steam train.
• Deep inside the mighty Hoover Dam – one of the most incredible structures ever built – to walking the ground where the Wright Brothers first flew.
• From marvelling at the jet road cars built by Rover and Chrysler, to seeing Land Speed Record cars like Bluebird and Thrust SSC.
• Fascinating sights – the suspension bridge that carried all the materials for the first atomic bomb.
• The world’s first turbo production car engine.
• The luxury lounge of the Hindenburg airship.
• The first streamlined, stainless-steel diesel train.
Passionate and insightful, this is an incredible adventure through the best things the world has to offer for anyone who likes speed, technology and excitement. This book is the result of Julian Edgar’s own journey around the world, seeking out the most exciting engineering and technological sights. It is packed with original photos, well-researched text and technical information, and serves as both a travel guide for the engineering enthusiast and a celebration of the engineering feats that have influenced modern life.

Additional Information

Covering a wide range of technology and engineering, this book is a fascinating exploration of engineering marvels around the world.
Most current books about engineering marvels look at only one specific area eg bridges. In contrast, this book covers a wide range of stunning engineering, making the potential audience much larger.
Special features of the book include:
• Over 170 photos taken specifically for this book
• Coverage of a wide range of engineering marvels – rockets, fast cars, astonishing bridges, hovercraft, airships, giant turbines, etc
• Deeply researched and authoritative but written with a light touch
• A wide range of attractions in the UK, US and Europe are featured
• All photo locations are cited which, together with a detailed table at the back of the book, allows people to plan their own similar travels


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