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Does anyone know of any good books that are about engineering/engineering history that are really good at motivating and sparking the imagination of a prospective engineer?

I have loved pure mathematics for a few years, and I realize I've read many books on its history, its "big names", etc. I am considering a major in engineering, but I just don't have that imaginative drive that I feel with pure mathematics.

The thing is, I don't know if that's because I find engineering boring compared to pure math, or if it's just because I haven't been exposed to passionate writers on the subject. Right now I'm considering a major in engineering because it's a little more practical than pure mathematics (I don't think I'm cut out to be a teacher).

Also in a lot of math writing there seems to be a little bit of a disdain for the physisists/engineers (not blatant, but a subtle disdain). I wonder I am the victim of anti-engineering propoganda? :)

So if anyone can recommend some books about engineering that will inspire me and spark my imagination, that would be awesome! I will need some "fuel" if I'm gonna succeed at this major!

Thanks!

I have loved pure mathematics for a few years, and I realize I've read many books on its history, its "big names", etc. I am considering a major in engineering, but I just don't have that imaginative drive that I feel with pure mathematics.

The thing is, I don't know if that's because I find engineering boring compared to pure math, or if it's just because I haven't been exposed to passionate writers on the subject. Right now I'm considering a major in engineering because it's a little more practical than pure mathematics (I don't think I'm cut out to be a teacher).

Also in a lot of math writing there seems to be a little bit of a disdain for the physisists/engineers (not blatant, but a subtle disdain). I wonder I am the victim of anti-engineering propoganda? :)

So if anyone can recommend some books about engineering that will inspire me and spark my imagination, that would be awesome! I will need some "fuel" if I'm gonna succeed at this major!

Thanks!

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