xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
TA145 .P47 1999
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-226) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Images of an engineer Alfred Nobel's prizes Henry Martyn Robert James Nasmyth On the backs of envelopes Good drawings and bad dreams Failed promises In context Men and women of progress Soil mechanics Is technology wired? Harnessing steam The Great Eastern Driven by economics The Panama Canal The Ferris wheel Hoover Dam The Channel Tunnel The Petronas towers.