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Title: Memories and Machines : The Pattern of My Life
Description: England, Ricardo Consulting Engineers. 1990, 1990 Printing. Hard Cover, 264 Pages. This is the life story of a pioneer in mechanical engineering being an account of the life of Sir Harry Ricardo and his passion for engines. In this book he recounts the episodes that he considers most significant both as regards his own full life and the technical developments which he saw or influenced. The emphasis of the book is on the early days and it ends at a time before World War 11. The book contains the following chapters: Early life, Family background, Schooldays, Mechanical engineering at the turn of the Century, Some early endeavours, Cambridge, The dolphin venture, Start of a career with my Grandfather's firm, The end of the beginning, The First World War, The first tanks, Formation of my Company, A new direction, Some episodes from the new Company, Patents and royalties and Some frivolous pursuits. Some edgewear to jacket plus a couple of small chips and a small repaired tear otherwise a nice clean copy. Scarce title to find. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: GBP 95.00 = appr. US$ 135.66 Seller: Pooks Motor Books
- Book number: 015296

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