Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000. Volume 2
"A biographical dictionary of leaders in hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics." Volume 2 of Hydraulicians in Europe is a continuation of the first volume, both in outline as also in coverage and pagination.More than 850 individuals partly forgotten by name, but sometimes found in historical writings, together withmany well known or recently deceased persons are presented in terms of bio-data, short career highlights,main advancesmade to the profession with a short bibliography of themain writings. If available, the portrait is also added.Volumes 1 and 2 includemore than 1500 biographies.
From the author
"The question whether volume 1 rather includes the 'big shots' and volume 2 the less important persons may not be answered. Both volumes would like to present both generally known important individuals and less known but still notable persons who have contributed to the advance of our profession. The quality of biographies depends of course much on the base material available. When asking colleagues whom should be included in such a book froma certain country, normally a number of names are stated. However, when continuing asking where material would be available, I often found a silent opposite. I am therefore grateful to all who add information not only by passing me a name, but also by helping to find the biography."
Prof.Willi H. Hager
Professor Hager should be complimented for his scholarly masterpiece. This monumental compendium of singlepage bio-sketches highlights past European contributions in hydraulics.These brief portraits and professional career summaries bring vibrant life to scientists and engineers known through formulas, methods and procedures.This monograph not only commemorates past contributions, it will also inspire future generations to pursue deeply-rooted multi-disciplinary research at the international level.
Prof. Pierre Julien, Colorado State University, Fort Collins USA
Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000 by Willi H. Hager published by IAHR in 2003 was the first volume of a monumental task undertaken by the author. In this second volume of the same format as its predecessor Prof. Hager mainly fills in gaps of volume 1 adding also biographies of more recently deceased scientists and engineers in the field of hydraulic engineering .Together volumes 1 and 2 are not only evidence of the author's erudition and enthusiasmbut above all a very valuable and lasting reference.
Emeritus Professor P. Novak, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle uponTyne UK
Author/Editor: Willi H. Hager
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