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

Invention By Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674463684
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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

To Forgive Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065433
Size: 37.36 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.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084911X
Size: 44.31 MB
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Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America
Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and ... Attempts to Figure Without
Equations To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

Design Paradigms

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521466493
Size: 70.45 MB
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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.

The Pencil

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Size: 76.84 MB
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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

Beyond Engineering

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312077853
Size: 36.80 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: 50.83 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.