ኯ write easy reader Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures ⚯ Kindle Ebook Author Roma Agrawal ⚵

ኯ write easy reader Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures ⚯ Kindle Ebook Author Roma Agrawal ⚵ Roma Agrawal s Built aims to show us how things work in a world of structures we largely take for granted her book infects us with the passion she feels for what she does and conveys insight into the built environment in an unusually accessible stylethe kind of insight that will help lay readers look differently at the world around them Wall Street JournalA delightful introduction to the science of engineering and those key in its development Kirkus ReviewsStructural engineer Agrawal introduces engineering to the masses in this enthusiastic, easy to read primer to her field of work the book successfully communicates the author s love of engineering and the extraordinary impact of her profession on the everyday lives of people Publishers WeeklyAgrawal is a rarity a female structural engineer in an adamantly male profession A self proclaimed geek, she shares her discoveries far above and below ground She will inspire young women who are considering a career in engineering New York Times Book ReviewAgrawal will vividly inform, enthuse, and inspire readers Booklist Built is a welcome addition to the library of accessible reads on engineering It is globally inclusive, provides personal insight into the life and achievements of a broadly accomplished female structural engineer, and teaches key engineering concepts in an approachable and engaging way Science MagazineInterweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a simply fascinating and impressively informative history of architecture, a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives Midwest Book ReviewMakes engineering concepts easy to understand Agrawal asks to reader to dream with her, look at the world before a problem is solved, then rejoice in the solution and all that it has meant to us as heirs of earlier genius In short, she does the almost impossible she makes engineering fun Manhattan Book ReviewRoma makes the complex principles of structural engineering accessible to everyone with clear explanations and engaging illustrations It has made me suddenly look at every building I pass by in a new way Ellen Stofan, former Chief Scientist at NASABuilt is a terrific book a necessary reminder of the wonderful human ingenuity behind the world s greatest engineering projects, from Roman aqueducts to London s magnificent Shard, which stands on foundations designed by the author herself Lively, informative and exciting, Built will inspire readers of every stripe Erica Wagner, author of CHIEF ENGINEERRoma Agrawal s Built is a book about real engineering written by a real engineer who can really write Henry Petroski, author of THE ROAD NOT TAKEN THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AMERICA S INFRASTRUCTURESo many marvels of architecture involve feats of engineering that all too often go unsung Roma Agrawal sets out to change that with Built, a passionate, often personal love letter to the science of structure that merges history, science, and storytelling Whether exploring the ruins of Pompeii and the elegance of Bruneschelli s famous dome, plumbing the depths of sewers and tunnels, or gleaning insight into materials from baking a pineapple upside down cake, she takes the reader on a fantastic journey that will change the way you look at all the structures you take for granted Jennifer Ouellette, author of THE CALCULUS DIARIES and ME, MYSELF, AND WHYIts an absolute joy to have researched and written this book about our human made world and its hidden secrets as an engineer I love delving into the past and possible future of what we have and can create Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

  • 1.4
  • 800
  • Hardcover
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

  • Roma Agrawal
  • English
  • 04 June 2016
  • 320 pages

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