To Engineer is Human download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Petroski

To Engineer is Human download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Petroski year 1992
  • Book name: To Engineer is Human
  • Author: Henry Petroski
  • Release date: 1992/10/24
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780679734161
  • Rating: 9.43 of 10
  • Votes: 212
  • Review by: Kadence Battaglia
  • Review rating: 9.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 251
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H12M5S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building, Building Construction & Materials, Science: General Issues, Architectural Structure & Design, History Of Engineering & Technology
  • Available formats: PDF, JPEG, EPUB, DOC, WORD, TXT, PDB, TCR. Compressed in TBZ, TZO, IMG, AZW3, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.84 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x202x15mm
  • Weight: 260g
  • Printed by: Vintage Books
  • Published in: New York, United States
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