• A Degree in a Book: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

  • Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject—in One Book!
  • By: David Baker
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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A Degree in a Book: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

By: David Baker
Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
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Publisher's Summary

A concise introduction to all the key tenets of electrical and mechanical engineering degree course, written by former NASA engineer Dr. David Baker.

Listeners will quickly get to grips with the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical engineering and their practical applications. Covering Newtonian mechanics, nuclear engineering, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and more, this essential guide brings clarity to complex ideas. 

David Baker delves into the history and development of this far-reaching subject, as well as the challenges of the future, such as environmental responsibility. This holistic introduction will equip students and laypeople alike with the knowledge of an engineering graduate.

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just ok

Though entitled "a degree in a book", of course it could never be. But being an engineer for 25 years, I was curious to see my profession boiled down to 11 hours.
The book is a little bit quirky, and brings with it the experience and opinions of its author. for instance, I infer that he is english, as there are so many references to English scientists. I actually don't mind this and in fact learned a little bit.
but later in the book, it seems to stray into some of the authors favorite cul-de-sacs. he seems to know lots about the space program, but then feels it necessary to lecture on fuel cells, climate change Etc.

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A lot of inaccurate information

I am an electrical engineer with 30 years of experience. I noticed a lot of factual errors in the electrical sections. it makes me wonder what kind of errors there are in the other sections.

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  • 07-07-22

A Degree in a Book

This book was extremely informative and interesting. I very much enjoyed this and the narator was excellent.

Highly recommend for higher learning purposes and also for people generally interested.

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  • 09-10-22

Knowledge on the move.

Enjoyable, perhaps a bit concise, I would have enjoyed it even at three times the length, so showing the text as it's read would be great with a book like this that includes formulas

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  • 06-11-22

A patronising history of Engineering

This book does not contain useful explanations of concepts, just a brief historical outline. Written in the usual self flagellating manner of a left leaning intellectual, with occasional explanations of forces that amount to simple formulae, but no practical applications of this.

It is narrated dispassionately by someone who could be replaced by a text to speech program.

Not recommended at all.