The essential engineer : why science alone will not solve our global problems / Henry Petroski.

Author
Petroski, Henry [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Description
x, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-258) and index.
Contents
Ubiquitous risk -- Engineering is rocket science -- Doctors and Dilberts -- Which comes first? -- Einstein the inventor -- Speed bumps -- Research and development -- Development and research -- Alternative energies -- Complex systems -- Two cultures -- Uncertain science and engineering -- Great achievements and grand challenges -- Prizing engineering.
ISBN
  • 9780307272454 :
  • 0307272451
LCCN
2009021216
OCLC
373474478
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