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A Degree in a Book


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Dawn of Ideas - the Empirical Age
Chapter 2: Understanding Forces - the Scientific Age
Chapter 3: Manipulation of Forces
Chapter 4: Mechanisms
Chapter 5: A Choice of Materials
Chapter 6: Keeping the Machines Moving
Chapter 7: Engineering the Systems
Chapter 8: What is Reliability?
Chapter 9: Nuclear Engineering
Chapter 10: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Chapter 11: Power Production and Generation
Chapter 12: Electromechanics
Chapter 13: Computing Machines and Artificial Intelligence
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About the Author

Dr David Baker was an engineer at NASA from 1965 to 1990. He worked on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes and was at Mission Control during the fateful Apollo 13 mission. He has written more than 100 books on engineering, space flight, aviation and military technology. David is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and editor of the monthly Spaceflight magazine.

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