Books about Engineers & Engineering Works

Engineering: A Beginner's Guide

Natasha McCarthy, One World Publications, 2009, ISBN 978-1-85168-662-9

Looks at the nature of engineering from professional, social and philosophical viewpoints

The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT

Pepper White, Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies, 1991, ISBN 0452268419

One student's account of working toward a Masters degree in mechanical engineering and doctoral qualifying exam. In the same vein as Scott Thurow's 'One L'.

Philosophers and Machines

Otto Mayr (Ed.), Science History Publications, New York, 1976, ISBN 0-88202-044-7

Presents factual appraisals of engineering works from antiquity to the early 20th century.

Remarkable Engineers: From Riquet to Shannon

Joan James, Cambridge University Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-731-2

Engineers who lived from 1604 to 2001 are profiled in nine eras.

Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers

Margaret E. Layne (Editor) , ASCE Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7844-0980-0

Provides a historical perspective of women in USA engineering and profiles individuals.