Not Much of an Engineer

Last year during this time, I found myself at the Rolls-Royce Heritage center with couple of my colleagues to checkout the Rolls-Royce Trent LEGO engine. At the museum, stumbled upon the name of this book, Not Much of an Engineer by Sir Stanley Hooker.

Intrigued by the title, did amazon search for the book and read the first chapter of the book. Loved it. Till that day looking forward to read this book.

It’s happy coincidence that today I stumbled upon this video.

The video is an engaging account of Rolls Royce Engineer, Stanley Hooker. Although he never qualified as such, he was to perfect and develop WW11 aircraft engines and Super-Chargers that considerably helped Britain’s War Effort. He was an applied Mathematician who directed his considerable insights towards internal combustion engines and then jet engines

And if you are curious, the first Chapter of the book is available here.


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