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.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691122250
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Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual 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

Design Paradigms

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521466493
Size: 74.41 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
ISBN:
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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

The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781632863621
Size: 79.54 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.

Remaking The World

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773205
Size: 51.26 MB
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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.

Engineers Of Dreams

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773132
Size: 48.36 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.

The Essential Engineer

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0307473503
Size: 74.98 MB
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While scientific research can lay the foundation for new technology, it is engineering development that allows ideas to become reality.