Hourani does an excellent job of balancing his descriptions of his subjects' work with their personal lives and beliefs, painting a complete picture that brings each individual to life. There is a wealth of detail, and the writing is clear and interesting.
Nabil Hourani, author
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. Several “sidebar” reveal examples of the earth’s own spectacular formation or of an engineered structure built around it with passion and care.