David Billington's Web Page
I am David P. Billington, Jr. and I appreciate the trouble you took to find me. Please scroll down for my table of contents.
Last update: September 8, 2012
New York City
Santa Monica CA
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I am currently finishing a sequel to the book on American engineering that my father and I co-authored in 2006. A brief description of the previous book (below) can be found here. For more information about my dad, please visit here. The new volume will complete a trilogy of books on the history of American engineering innovation that began with my father's 1996 book, The Innovators.
A volume of essays written in his honor by some of my father's former students is now available as a PDF download (52 MB) here. The contributors belong to a new group, the International Network for Structural Art, that is dedicated to improving the quality of the built environment through civil engineering that is efficient, economical, and elegant. The group will be increasingly active in the years ahead.
I was very gratified to have received a grant in 2010-11 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring the third book on innovation almost to completion. This year I will be writing an engineering history of the Golden Gate Bridge on a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Thoughts on America and the World
Reflections on America and the World
Reflections on Public Life at Home
Reflections on Larger Things
Some Possibilities for the Future
Outline of World History
U.S. Territory of Navassa Island (West Indies)
Professional and Contact Information
My resume is here
My email address is: DavidPB4 [at] aol.com
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