Book Reviews of To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer is Human The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Author: Henry Petroski
ISBN-13: 9780312806804
ISBN-10: 0312806809
Publication Date: 6/1985
Pages: 247
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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I'm continually amazed at how this man is an engineer who can write books even engineering idiots like me can understand. In my opinion, he writes very eloquently, yet understandably. I love his works.
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Helpful Score: 1
A surprisingly quick read for such potentially heavy subject matter. I felt the first couple of chapters dragged, but once the real world examples started, the pace picked up considerably. Although parts of the book are hopelessly dated (slide rules? primitive computing?), the underlying truths and conclusions are still quite relevant.
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Remarkable book, detailing a number of dramatic engineering disasters, and how subsequent generations of engineers learned (or failed to learn) from previous failures. Conveys a lot of the thought-processes behind engineering, not just the finished product. Is very well written and comprehenisble to the layman. Good book for anyone interested in problem solving in many different areas.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a hardback. It is a paperback, but the ISBN would only bring it up as a hardback.
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An excellent book...