To Engineer Is Human

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679734163
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Examines the process of engineering design and explains what can be learned by studying unsuccessful designs and the reasons for their failure

To Forgive Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065433
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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.

Invention By Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674463684
Size: 72.89 MB
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Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084911X
Size: 61.42 MB
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Paperboy: Confessions Ora Future Engineer The Book on the Bookshelf
Remaking the ... in Engineering The Evolution of Useful Things The Pencil: A
History of Design and Circumstance Beyond Engineering: Essays and Other
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Design Paradigms

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521466493
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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.

Invention By Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606196963
Size: 35.22 MB
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Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible

Beyond Engineering

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312077853
Size: 14.26 MB
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Essays discuss libraries, art, computers, engineering students, time, books, reading, baseball cards, the federal budget, Christmas, and the metric system

The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
Size: 42.56 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.