Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Harvard University Press ISBN: 0674065433 Size: 72.32 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 6578 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: Princeton University Press ISBN: 9780691122250 Size: 55.67 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 3274 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: 9780674463684 Size: 25.27 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 4313 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: 74.41 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 7127 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: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated ISBN: Size: 79.16 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 4901 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
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Bloomsbury USA ISBN: 9781632863621 Size: 79.54 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 3831 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: Vintage ISBN: 0307773205 Size: 51.26 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 320 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Vintage ISBN: 0307773132 Size: 48.36 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 2668 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Henry Petroski Publisher: Vintage Books USA ISBN: 0307473503 Size: 74.98 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 5861 DownloadRead Online
While scientific research can lay the foundation for new technology, it is engineering development that allows ideas to become reality.