Engineers and the Making of the 20th Century

Posted on November 3, 2006  Comments (0)

Dr. Billington

Photo: David P. Billington explains the mechanics of a suspension bridge with the help of a model.

An innovator in engineering education, Billington connects disciplines:

Billington’s latest project is a book that provides an accessible account of eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939. He and his son, historian David P. Billington Jr., collaborated to write “Power, Speed and Form: Engineers and the Making of the 20th Century,” published this month by Princeton University Press. The authors provide short narrative accounts of each breakthrough to explain the engineering behind the innovation and to describe how its innovators thought.

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