An engineer's alphabet gleanings from the softer side of his profession / Henry Petroski

Author(s): Petroski, Henry
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Subjects: Engineering--Philosophy--Miscellanea
Technology--Philosophy--Miscellanea
Electronic books
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
LC Classification: T
Physical Description: viii, 360 p
Additional Authors: ebrary, Inc
Notes: LCCN: 2011020065
ISBN: 9781107015067 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781139186230 (e-book)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarian is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia, and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture, and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading. writting, talking, and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineereing achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into here and there as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering"-- Provided by publisher
Purchased with monies from the Karl & Roberta Schlachter Library Fund
Donation Info: Donor : Schlachter, Karl
Donor : Schlachter, Roberta
OCLC Number: ebr10520999
ISBN/ISSN: 9781107015067
9781139186230