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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a hardback. It is a paperback, but the ISBN would only bring it up as a hardback.