To Engineer is Human

Indeed, this book is my answer to the questions 'What is engineering?' and 'What do engineers do?'" - Henry Petroski, To Engineer is Human

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To Engineer is Human
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Henry Petroski
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

“Though ours is an age of high technology, the essence of what engineering is and what engineers do is not common knowledge. Even the most elementary of principles upon which great bridges, jumbo jets, or super computers are built are alien concepts to many. This is so in part because
To Engineer is Human
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Henry Petroski
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher:

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To Engineer is Human
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Henry Petroski
Categories: Engineering design
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

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Remaking the World
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Henry Petroski
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-05 - Publisher: Vintage

This collection of informative and pleasurable essays by Henry Petroski elucidates the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World Petroski gravitates this time, perhaps, toward the big: the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the QE2, and the
To Forgive Design
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Henry Petroski
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-13 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

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.