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Engineer in America A Historical Anthology from Technology and Culture

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ISBN-10: 0226710327

ISBN-13: 9780226710327

Edition: 1991

Authors: Terry S. Reynolds

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With some two million practitioners, engineers form one of America's largest professional groups; indeed, it is the single largest occupation of American males today. The rise of this profession and its place in American society provide the focus for this anthology. Spanning two centuries and the various subdisciplines of the field, these essays demonstrate the paradoxical role engineers have played in building (although usually not controlling) the infrastructure on which America's prosperity is based. This collection of seventeen essays traces the rise of the engineering profession and its evolving contribution to the development of America's material and economic success. Topics…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/31/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction by Terry S. Reynolds Part I: The Engineer and Engineering in 19th-Century America Overview The engineer in 19th-Century America by Terry S. Reynolds Background Engineers Are People by John B. Rae Practice Turnpike Construction in Antebellum Virginia by Robert F. Hunter Raising and Watering a City: Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough and Chicago's First Sanitation System by Louis P. Cain Andrew A. Humphreys and the Development of Hydraulic Engineering: Politics and Technology in the Army Corps of Engineers, 1850-1950 by Martin Reuss Institutions Engineers and the New South Creed: The Formation and Early Development of Georgia Tech by James E. Brittain and Robert C. McMath,…