Thring, M(eredith) W(ooldridge)

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THRING, M(eredith) W(ooldridge)

THRING, M(eredith) W(ooldridge). British (born Australia), b. 1915. Genres: Education, Engineering, Environmental sciences/Ecology. Career: British Coal Utilisation Research Association, London, England, scientific officer in charge of combustion research, 1937-46; British Iron and Steel Research Association, London, head of physics department and assistant director of the association, 1946-53; University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, professor and head of department of fuel technology and chemical engineering, 1953-64; University of London, Queen Mary College, London, professor and head of department of mechanical engineering, 1964-81; writer, 1981-. President of Institute of Fuel (now Institute of Energy), 1962- 63; member of UNESCO Commission to Bangladesh, 1979; former consultant to Dorman Long, Shell Oil Co., Cabot Carbon, ICI, and Montecatini- Edison. Publications: The Science of Flames and Furnaces, 1952, 2nd ed., 1962; (with A. Blake) Man, Machines, and Tomorrow, 1973; Machines: Masters or Slaves of Man?, 1973; (ed. with R.J. Crookes) Energy and Humanity, 1974; (with E.R. Laithwaite) How to Invent, 1976; The Engineer's Conscience, 1980, repr., 1992; Robots and Telechirs, 1983; Quotations from G.I. Gurdjieff's Teaching, 1998. FORTHCOMING: The Seven Riddles of the Universe; Equilibrium Engineering.