Book Title : A Heat Transfer Textbook
Author(s) : John H. Lienhard IV and John H. Lienhard V
Publisher : Phlogiston Press
Edition : Third
Pages : 762
PDF Size : 8 Mb
Lienhard is inclined to point toward the beneficial uses of machines and tools and the innate beauty of a thing well made. As he ranges throughout history, Lien hard offers wonderful case studies of well-intention attempts to make the best uses of technology Christopher Wren’s construction of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the colonial American oddball John Fitch’s invention of the first paddle wheel steamer, Mark Twain’s financing of a revolutionary and doomed typesetting machine and to change the world in the bargain. Hardliner’s pages are populated with characters who have been largely forgotten in the standard history books, but whose work added greatly to the quality of life of succeeding generations. A Heat Transfer Textbook by John H. Lienhard IV and John H. Lienhard V deserves a place on the shelf alongside Kenneth Clark’s Civilization and Jacob Brzezinski’s Ascent of Man as a spirited celebration of the practical imagination.