Drawing on interviews with employees, Sound Transit records and documents, and newspaper and magazine articles, this history for general readers details the political battles over bringing light rail to the Seattle and Puget Sound area, focusing on the role of Sound Transit and examining how opposition to light rail was overcome. Photos (b&w) and maps included. 170 pp.
This essential guide to engineering represents an authoritative reference book about how technology has given shape to our civilization. Includes a 12-page timeline history separately embedded into a back-cover flap. 144 pp.
Identifies the key elements of a variety of waste disposal systems and explains their role in protecting the environment, using the most significant case histories from around the world. 177 pp.
Describes how humans first came to employ lifting gasses, such as hydrogen and helium, to carry early explorers into the stratosphere, the author traces the influence of science fiction writers on the development of rocket science, examining the role of rocket societies in the early 20th century and discussing the use of rockets in World War II warfare. 633 pp.
In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth. 264 pp.