Subject Area: Engineering

Artificial Intelligence and Complex Objects Control
2000 0-7734-3158-6
This volume overviews a class of automatic systems - intelligent control systems. New principles are developed, and analysis andsynthesis methods for intelligent controllers are suggested.

Biography of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) the Father of the Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience _ professional, social, family _ of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

Biography of Sir Charles Hartley, Civil Engineer (1825-1915) the Father of the Danube, Two Volume Set
1990 0-88946-461-8
Sir Charles Hartley belonged to the second generation of 19th-century civil engineers, having grown up under the direct influence of the great triumvirate of Brunel, Locke, and Robert Stephenson. This definitive biography covers the whole life experience- professional, social, family- of this eminent British civil engineer. ". . . this biography gives us a picture of the realities of professional life that does much to fill out (and correct) the vision that comes across from the heroic tales of the giants of the profession. . . . the work is bases mainly on Hartley's extensive diaries and other family papers and these sources have allowed the author to range unusually widely. . . . one gains valuable insight into the workings of these pioneering international regulatory commissions..." - Albion

Career Biography of Gaspard Clair FranÇois Marie Riche De Prony, Bridge-Builder, Educator and Scientist
1998 0-7734-8485-X
This volume tells the story, largely unknown, of a major figure in French engineering and engineering education through the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and Bourbon periods to the first years following the revolution of 1830. Prony is best-known today for creating a massive collection of mathematical tables in the 1790s, the largest ever compiled; and for the dynamometer for measuring the work-rate of waterwheels and related hydraulic machines. He was also a founder-professor of mathematics at the École Polytechnique, and director of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, exercising much influence on the national body of civil engineers. This volume not only describes Prony's life and work, but presents selections (in French) of the many manuscripts Prony left behind. Prony is an example of the ingénieur savant, the scientist concerned with both teaching and research in engineering issues.

John Wilkinson (1728-1808), English Ironmaster and Inventor
1998 0-7734-8268-7
John Wilkinson is considered by many to be the world’s first great ironmaster. His career includes pioneering developments in the Staffordshire iron trade and inventions of what has been the first modern tool that bored true barrels for cannon. He constructed the first iron boat and pulpit. He played an important role in the British munitions industry and construction of the Paris waterworks. Even more fascinating was the role he played in coining his own currency, and his financial assistance to Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton, and James Watt. This first modern biography examines his creative, business, and private lives, using previously undiscovered papers from the Boulton and Watt Collection.

Social Construction of Road Safety: Lay and Professional Discourses in a Public Services Setting
2016 1-4955-0446-8
This book makes substantive contributions to the emergent field of road-safety issues, as well as the wider and established field of public policy. This empirically based, comprehensive and multidisciplinary study focuses on the challenging issues of road safety from the technical professional and lay-person perspectives. A truly fascinating work.