Aspiring engineers will get a head start with this introduction to the past, present, and future of engineering.
Enter a world of engineering with detailed explanations of the history of discovery and innovation that has made modern technology possible. Engineering Made Simple presents the fundamentals of making and creating, from the physics of flying to the chemistry of manufacturing. Each of the ten chapters will connect readers with a topic that helps make sense of engineering. Learn what it means to be an engineer, understand the laws scientists use to push the limits of speed and safety, and discover a past—and anticipate a future—of amazing machines and constructions. Each section will help aspiring young engineers engage with relevant areas in their school’s curriculum, complete with knowledge-testing quizzes. Do you like the idea of designing and creating a better world? With this book, young people will discover just how simple—and exciting—engineering can be.
Michael McRae is a writer for the popular online news service ScienceAlert and has been writing about science for over a decade. He also regularly writes and produces educational materials, news items, and museum displays for a broad range of organizations. His accomplishments include producing award-winning online digital materials for the Australian government; writing, editing, and illustrating for the CSIRO’s Double Helix publications; producing panels for the Australian Museum’s touring T. rex exhibition; and interviewing Neil de Grasse Tyson and Richard K. Morgan for ABC Radio National. His other books include Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs & Bad Ideas and Unwell: What Makes a Disease a Disease?
Jonathan Berliner is a science communicator and educator with over 20 years of experience teaching science. He has extensive experience writing stage shows for young people, and developing educational resources. His science songs have been featured on the Guardian Science Weekly Podcast and he has been at the forefront of comic science communication, sharing stages with the likes of Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox, Bill Bailey, and Professor Richard Dawkins. He has also lit up scientific institutions such as CERN in Geneva and the Royal Institution of London.