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

To Engineer Is Human .

Category: Technology - Engineering - Civil
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 1992
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73416-1 (0-679-73416-3)
Pages: 272



 
Petroski sites some great disasters--the 1980s collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel, the twisting apart of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940, and a water lily being the inspiration of the Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering--as case studies in 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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