Engines & Enterprise

The Life and Work of Sir Harry Ricardo

by John Reynolds

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Sir Harry Ricardo was an engineer, scientist, inventor and designer who had a profound effect on the world-wide development of the internal combustion engine. His achievements were repeatedly honoured throughout the automobile and aircraft industries during his lifetime.

As a consultant engineer, Ricardo played a vital role in bringing about British victory in two world wars and made a major contribution towards the development of the internal-combustion engine for both automobile and aircraft use. Today, Ricardo Consulting Engineers, the company founded in 1917 by Sir Harry, remains the world's foremost internal-combustion engine research establishment, retained as a consultancy by most of the world's leading car manufacturers.

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  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 1844255166 (1-844-25516-6)
  • ISBN-13: 9781844255160 (978-1-844-25516-0)
  • Format: Hardcover, 256 pages. Illustrations.
  • Date Published: 2008

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