30 May 2012Two books, one examining the nature and practice of engineering and another on the story of bridges beyond science and technology are published by an engineer at the University of Bristol.
Engineering: A very short introduction by Professor David Blockley, explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, craft, science, and technology.
Bridges: The science and art of the world’s most inspiring structures explains how to read a bridge, in all its different forms, design, and construction, and the way the forces flow through arches and beams.
Both books are suitable for the general reader without any specialist knowledge and students thinking of studying science or engineering.
David Blockley is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol.
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