To Engineer Is Human

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312806804
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Examines the process of the development of an engineering design and discusses the causes of the unsuccessful designs of engineering structures

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
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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
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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.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691122250
Size: 10.11 MB
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Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure.

Engineers Of Dreams

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN:
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A history of the great nineteenth- and twentieth-century bridges and the engineers that built them covers James Eads and the Mississippi River bridge, Othman Ammann and the George Washington bridge, and others. 35,000 first printing.

The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863618
Size: 76.72 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.

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

Remaking The World

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773205
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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.