This book by art historian and cultural theorist Sandra Rendgen explores the life and career of the nineteenth century civil engineer Charles-Joseph Minard. Minard's famous map of Napoleon's 1812 march into Russia, showing the catastrophic losses suffered by the army, is considered to be one of the best data graphics ever produced. Minard drew many other fascinating maps during his life, providing graphical representations of data concerning the social and economic changes during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Over sixty of these drawings appear in this book, taken from the collection of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enameled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long.
This book features 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency’s highly rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, Includes puzzles and tests on:· visual perception and logic· mental arithmetic and concentration· psychological readiness· teamwork and leadership· survival, physical and...
Tesla’s original patent application for the use of his famous coil to transmit electricity wirelessly. This amazing device is a radio frequency oscillator that drives an air-core double-tuned resonant transformer to produce high voltages at low currents. Also available in other styles and shapes. 100% cotton....