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Eight Amazing Engineering Stories: Using the Elements to Create Extraordinary Technologies Paperback – April 7 2012

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Make magazine's blog called the EngineerGuy video team “brilliant science and technology documentarian[s]”, whose “videos should be held up as models of how to present complex technical information visually.” Wired called the videos “dazzling.” The team, consisting of Bill Hammack Patrick Ryan, & Nick Ziech, created the stunning series that includes masterful explanations of the engineering underlying LCD monitors, fiber optic communications, and hard disc drives. Ryan and Ziech earned B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois; Hammack, who is currently a Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois, earned a M.S. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at Illinois. Hammack’s work has been recognized by an extraordinarily broad range of scientific, engineering, and journalistic professional societies. From journalists he has won the trifecta of the top science and engineering journalism awards: The National Association of Science Writer's Science in Society Award; the American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Medal, and the American Institute of Physics' Science Writing Award. From his engineering peers he's been recognized with the ASME's Church Medal, IEEE's Distinguished Literary Contributions Award, ASEE's President's Medal, and the AIChE's Service to Society Award.

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Eamonn McGonigle
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and engaging descriptions of eight engineering marvels
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 24, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome video series and extra Awesome book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! Worth reading!
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Alex Pacini
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for a layman
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book, with a little glitch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sehr informationsreich, passend für Geeks
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vikalp
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels like bill is narrating the book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice reading
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Bunny Dhade
4.0 out of 5 stars Billy just too good man. What about other one book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why I wanted to buy this book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas stocking filler
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easily worth the money.
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