A wealth of 620s

With apologies to many family members, I wasn’t that thrilled with the subject header for the 620s: Engineering and Allied Operations.  Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?  To my great pleasure, though, the section was full of intriguing titles: books on the history of boats, on identifying different kinds of wood, on antique tools, on… well, just take a look at the possibilities:

621.972, One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw, by Witold Rybczynski (2000).

623.451190973, 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, by Jennet Conant (2005).

624.1821092273, High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built the World’s Greatest Skyline, 1881 to the Present, by Jim Rasenberger (2004).

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One Response to A wealth of 620s

  1. Laura says:

    Wow, well chosen! Rybczynski and Conant are really engaging writers. Do you think these books will inspire you to go build stuff?

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