To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski

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Written By: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage

Binding: Paperback
Edition: Reprint
Language: English
Brand: imusti
EAN: 9780679734161
Feature: Vintage
ISBN: 0679734163
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 1992-03-31
Manufacturer: Vintage

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How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s - the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnificent Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering? These are some of the failures and successes that Henry Petroski, author of the acclaimed "The Pencil," examines in this engaging, wonderfully literate book. More than a series of fascinating case studies, "To Engineer is Human" is a work that looks at our deepest notions of progress and perfection, tracing the fine connection between the quantifiable realm of science and the chaotic realities of everyday life.

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