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Tracing the history and development of engineering principles and practices, "Washington Engineered" takes an amazing look at modern technological advances. Through a series of fascinating accounts and precise documentation, author Vincent Lee-Thorp examines how revolutionary inventions, along with their creators, changed everyday life in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Rich in detail and filled with numerous photographs, "Washington Engineered" takes readers on an historic journey through time, and is a testament to human ingenuity and the creative thinkers who helped shape our nation's capitol.

Book News Annotation:

Vincent Lee-Thorp, a consulting mechanical and electrical engineer with projects in the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the FBI, several department buildings and 105 other buildings under the jurisdiction of the federal government obviously knows whereof he speaks and offers unique insights into the minds of the people who set up the new city for the new nation, designed the bridges, railroads and water supplies, somehow came up with that spectacular Capitol dome, and kept the entire construct going through fire, flood, civil war, expansion, changes in purpose, struggles for power and even the complexities of air conditioning.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Vincent Lee-Thorp, a consulting mechanical and electrical engineer with projects in the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the FBI, several department buildings and 105 other buildings under the jurisdiction of the federal government obviously knows whereof he speaks and offers unique insights into the minds of the people who set up the new city for the new nation, designed the bridges, railroads and water supplies, somehow came up with that spectacular Capitol dome, and kept the entire construct going through fire, flood, civil war, expansion, changes in purpose, struggles for power and even the complexities of air conditioning. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561679409
Publisher:
Noble House
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Author:
Lee-Thorp, Vincent
Author:
Lee-Thorp, Vincent
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Civil engineering
Subject:
History
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
10.34x7.44x.98 in. 1.65 lbs.

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