Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise") is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.

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The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
Two Problems for Sophia
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
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Energy: A Human History
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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
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First rule of engineering; beware prototypes. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn't have all his own fingers
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