TITLE

BOOKS DIRECT

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);1/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7666, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on various books. Some books that are discussed in the article are "Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma," by Jeremy Bernstein, "Sun: A Biography," by David Whitehouse, "Backroom Boys," by Francis Spufford and "They Made America," by Harold Evans. The book titled "Backroom Boys" tells the bittersweet story of modern British engineers and inventors. It follows technologists whose work kept Concorde flying, created the computer game, conquered the mobile-phone business, saved the human genome for the human race and who sent the Beagle 2 probe to burrow in the cinnamon sands of Mars.
ACCESSION #
15694907

 

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