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

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.

The Road Taken

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

Beyond Engineering

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312077853
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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 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

Evolution Of Useful Things

Author: Aleksandar S Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History Henry Petroski
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613913911
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Petroski tells fascinating stories about the arduous processes that resulted in paper clips, Post-its, Phillips-head screwdrivers, Scotch tape, and fast-food "clamshell" containers.

All Crises Are Global

Author: Marion K. Pinsdorf
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823222612
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Human Tastes, Changing Technology The structural success of another
traditional design is no more news than the man who ... —Henry Petroski, To
Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design In his book, To
Engineer Is ...

Nudge Theory In Action

Author: Sherzod Abdukadirov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319313193
Size: 41.85 MB
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Behavioral Design in Policy and Markets Sherzod Abdukadirov. 43. 44. 45. 46.
47. 48. 49. 50. ... Henry Petroski, To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in
Successful Design (New York: Vintage, 1992): viii. (“I believe that the concept of ...