Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: 9780691122250 Size: 18.24 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 4239 DownloadRead Online
Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Harvard University Press ISBN: 0674065433 Size: 79.88 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 6100 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Harvard University Press ISBN: 9780674463684 Size: 54.71 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 7212 DownloadRead Online
Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521466493 Size: 16.11 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 4392 DownloadRead Online
Clearly written, with striking illustrations, the book will appeal to engineering students, practicing engineers, historians of science and technology, and all those interested in learning about the process of design.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA ISBN: 1632863618 Size: 24.23 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 4005 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: St Martins Press ISBN: 9780312077853 Size: 69.53 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 4147 DownloadRead Online
Essays discuss libraries, art, computers, engineering students, time, books, reading, baseball cards, the federal budget, Christmas, and the metric system
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated ISBN: Size: 65.15 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 4041 DownloadRead Online
Examines the pencil and the secret of its survival against today's competitors such as the pen, typewriter and today's state of the art computers