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The Perfectionists

How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

The Perfectionists( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Winchester, Simon
ISBN:978-0-06-265255-3
Publication Date:May 2018
Publisher:HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.99
Book Description:

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.

The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century England, standards of measurement were established, giving way to...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Engineering (General)
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.29 Inches
Book Weight:1.33 Pounds
Author Biography
Winchester, Simon (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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