Author(s): Marshall Brain
This is the latest in the bestselling Sterling Milestones series. It provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline of Engineering. It is written by the creator of the How Stuff Works series. Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the wheel to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Programme at NCSU, provides a detailed look at 250 milestones in the discipline. He covers the various areas, including chemical, aerospace and computer engineering, from ancient history to the present. The topics include architectural wonders like the Acropolis, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower; transportation advances such as the high-spped bullet train; medical innovations, including the artificial heart and kidney dialysis; developments in communications, such as the mobile phone; as well as DNA fingerprinting, the large Hadron Collider, drones and more.
Marshall Brain is the bestselling author of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Programme at NCSU. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, CNN, and in many other media outlets to apply his signature approach to unraveling the mysteries of life. Brain was also the host of the National Geographic Channel's The Factory Floor TV show.