The first book that explains why managing engineering is more difficult, more demanding and more important than managing any other human activity in modern society. It explains how, by adhering to... More > the principles taught by Peter F. Drucker in his landmark book "The Practice of Management", managers can exploit the full potentials of their peoples’ talents and of changing technologies, methods and markets.
It brings together the whole range of methods used by the world's best performing engineering companies, including research, design, development, testing, production and maintenance. The philosophy and methods for achieving excellence in quality and reliability are fully described.
The book offers fresh insights into a wide range of current engineering management issues, including education, MBA training, quality and safety standards and the roles of institutions, cultures and governments in engineering.< Less
Digby Brand was the son of an English vicar. He grew up in rural England, then in about 1900 he emigrated to Argentina. He worked on sheep and cattle estancias and travelled widely over most of... More > Patagonia. He met and fell in love with a girl whose family was descended from the Welsh pioneers. He crossed the continent to establish a new estancia high in the Andes, over the border into Chile, in desolate and unexplored country. Eventually they married, crossed the pampas to the Andes together, and started their large family.
Their story is etched against the history of Patagonia, as they faced the harsh country and climate, hardship and isolation, joy and tragedy.
The book traces the family roots in England and in Patagonia, describes the land and its history, and tells the inspiring and poignant story of a pioneer.< Less
Walter Minion is an archetypical Englishman. He grows up, loves, works, marries and lives, just like millions of other ordinary folk. But his life becomes enmeshed in the great issues of our time,... More > and in fantastic personal adventures.
He is called upon to perform mighty tasks in which he must confront danger, intrigue and passion. He learns and keeps awesome secrets, now revealed for the first time.
He makes the world the way it is today.
But what is reality, and what is delusion?< Less