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.

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
Size: 27.54 MB
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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: 49.13 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.

Beyond Engineering

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312077853
Size: 80.51 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: 14.62 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
Size: 61.97 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