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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Study & Teaching
  • Language:English
  • Pages:170
  • eBook ISBN:9781543905458

Forgotten Precursors

Scientists, Engineers, Educators and Their Insight in the World

by Nabil Hourani

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This is a book of educational essays dedicated to people curious to learn about distinguished engineers and scientists whose quest was to discover, build and transform the world. Its chapters, filled with photos, sketches, and quotes, bring to life the visual and written legacy of these geniuses. This book presents the life, thoughts, and achievements of bright individuals who give us the sense of awe, the feeling of human pride, and the excitement to go further; beyond what we see, touch, or hear.

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

As I read your book, I was continually amazed by the depth and scope of the research you undertook in preparing these educational essays. I was fascinated by the introductory essay on Richard Feynman and loved how you presented his theories and work in terms that would be understandable to a lay audience. Each of the scientists and engineers you cover had fascinating stories, and the biographies that conclude each essay are both exhaustive and impeccable and should be quite helpful for further study.

About the author

Nabil Hourani, P.E., is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with HNTB Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is the Lead Designer on major Infrastructure and Transportation projects. He was previously Chief Geotechnical Engineer for the Massachusetts Highway Department (MassDOT). He has more than 25 years of national and international experience in Civil Engineering and Geotechnology. Nabil has been an invited lecturer at several seminars in the US and abroad. Nabil is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, teaching courses on Advanced Foundation, Geosynthetics, Soil Behavior, and Ground Improvement. He was the year 2008-2009 Chair of the Geo-Institute of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES). He wrote several professional papers in national publications; TR News, Civil Engineering Practice Journal, Geo-Strata Magazine, and BSCES Newsletter. The author published, in 2014, an e-book of poetry in French titled “Mes Pensées”.