The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
Size: 63.53 MB
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Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health.

Too Big To Fall

Author: Barry B. LePatner
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 0984497803
Size: 27.78 MB
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A comprehensive overview of the shocking state of our nation's infrastructure and what must be done to fix it


Author: Brett M. Frischmann
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199895651
Size: 23.69 MB
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The book links infrastructure, a particular set of resources defined in terms of the manner in which they create value, with commons, a resource management principle by which a resource is shared within a community.

The American Highway

Author: William Kaszynski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786408221
Size: 61.73 MB
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Minnesota-based writer and photographer Kazynski traces the transformation of the US from a network of places connected by rutted wagon trails to a maze of highways connected to other highways.

The Price Of Silence

Author: William D. Cohan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145168181X
Size: 36.36 MB
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Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety. It is more complex and profound than all the reporting to date would indicate.


Author: Jonathan Waldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451691599
Size: 58.70 MB
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An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities and ...

To Forgive Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065433
Size: 78.44 MB
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Argues that failures in structural engineering are not necessarily due to the physical design of the structures, but instead a misunderstanding of how cultural and socioeconomic constraints would affect the structures.

Engineers Of Dreams

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773132
Size: 69.47 MB
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And throughout this grandly engaging book, Petroski lets us see how bridges became the "symbols and souls" of our civilization, as well as testaments to their builders' vision, ingenuity, and perseverance. "Seamlessly linked.