Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000. Volume 1 (POD)
A biographical dictionary of leaders in hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics.
Communication between hydraulic engineers often refers to people whose names relate to equations, or diagrams or even to a certain procedure.
Who were these people? This book answers these questions by presenting hundreds of short biographies of the most important individuals in Europe who have significantly contributed to knowledge in hydraulics and hydrodynamics, but also in dam engineering and fluid dynamics, and water-related sciences in general. Many of these persons have been associated with IAHR and thus may be considered our professional fathers.
The book intends to highlight a great history of engineering and applied mathematics, and add to the history of technology in general.
Table of contents: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,
United Kingdom, Yugoslavia
List of individuals
Reviews: by Prof. Ing. Giampaolo Di Silvio
Unlike Physics or Medicine, engineering disciplines like Hydraulics were deeply rooted, until a few decades ago, in local tradition and their results almost exclusively expounded in national languages. One can only praise the generous and difficult enterprise by Professor Hager of tapping information from so many remote and scarcely accessible sources covering the last two centuries. The pleasure of learning more about our predecessors from all over Europe decidedly overcome the few inaccuracies or omissions we may find when perusing the chapter of the book devoted to our own country.
Author/Editor: Willi H. Hager
Format: Soft Cover
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