A Great Book For The Engineer In All Of Us

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Jim Klag, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    Chicago suburbs
    This book by Simon Winchester (The Professor And The Madman) chronicles the history of man's pursuit of precision in how things are manufactured. For example, James Watt invented the steam engine but a fellow named Wilkinson invented the tools to bore the more precise cylinders that made the steam engines work properly. The book describes the long struggle to create precision instruments and tools that led to everything from screw threads to the Hadron Collider. Don't worry that the book is only full of dry, technical stuff. Winchester is a good storyteller and has created an excellent read.
  2. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    Definitely google the title and author, otherwise you get overrun with Pretty Little Liars results.

    Abe Books has some good prices from sellers for the book. I think I'll get a copy.

    Alibris Books also had good prices, on softcovers at least, but I went with a seller in Michigan for $14. It better be good @Jim Klag, you're close enough to hunt down :rofl:
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