Memories and Machines: The Pattern of my Life


Second Hand. Some discolouration to the edge of pages and front of book. This edition of Sir Harry Ricardo's Memoirs has been produced to mark the 75th Anniversary of the foundation of Ricardo Consulting Engineers. "Because the author felt that radical development in the early days of the internal combustion engine were of more interest than the steady progress of recent times, and because of his awareness of the influence of his own early activities on his career, the emphasis of this book is on the early days and it ends at a time before World War II. .This is the life story of a pioneer in mechanical engineering written in a manner that reflects the zest and passionate interest that has led the author to the top of his profession." Pp.264, black & white photo portrait frontispiece + 16 further photo illustrations.