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THE PERFECTIONISTS How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

by | Read by Simon Winchester

History • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Ever-improving precision in engineering has been the key to industrial growth from the start of the Industrial Age to today. Author/narrator Simon Winchester chronicles this progression in a series of profiles. Each section focuses on a single individual, such as Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce and Frank Whittle, who invented the turbojet engine. Winchester's writing style is straightforward, which makes it effective in audio. He spices his narrative with numerous interesting facts and ironies, which make listening even more pleasurable. He defines technical and scientific terms in a way that makes it easy for general listeners to understand them. Winchester also does the narration, adopting a conversational tone that is highly suited to the work. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 9780062850843 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9780062848093 $26.99

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