Full Book Title: Forgotten Precursors: Scientists, Engineers, Educators and their Insights in the World
Author Name: Nabil Hourani
Book Synopsis: What inspired me is the wonderful imagination and achievement of these distinguished engineers and scientists whose quest was to discover, build and transform the world. For example, the physicist-priest, who proposed the theory of the birth and expansion of the universe, did not find in his faith the philosophical obstacle or thoughtless argument against the magnificent facts of the world. Or, the engineer who combined Art and Technology in designing and constructing the most marvelous, long-span, and lasting bridge structures. He conceived and built structures that bridge nature with a graceful outline and with a personal care.
Author Bio: 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). Nabil has been an invited lecturer at several seminars in the US and abroad. He 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.
Publisher Name: BookBaby