History of strength of materials. With a brief account of the history of theory of elasticity and theory of structures.
New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc 1953.
8vo. x + 452pp, 245 text ills (some photo). Publisher’s cloth, with slight dent at bottom of lower cover, but otherwise in good condition. Brian Housden’s copy.
First edition of a classic text on the history of engineering science. Its author, Stephen Timoshenko (1878-1972), an Ukrainian-born academic who moved to the USA and taught at Stanford University from 1936 onwards, is regarded as the “father of modern engineering mechanics”.