Search - List of Books by Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is an American engineer, civil engineering and history professor at Duke University where he specializes in failure analysis. He is a prolific author, having written over a dozen books - beginning with To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design (1985) and including a number of titles detailing the industrial design history of common, everyday objects, such as pencils, paper clips, and silverware. He is a frequent lecturer and a columnist for the magazines American Scientist and Prism. His most recently published book is The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems.

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Total Books: 53
The Road Taken The History and Future of America's Infrastructure
To Forgive Design Understanding Failure
2014 - To Forgive Design Understanding Failure (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780674416826
ISBN-10: 0674416821
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors A Tale of Architectural Choice and Craftsmanship
An Engineer's Alphabet Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession
El xito a travs del fracaso La paradoja del diseo
2011 - El XIto a Travs Del Fracaso La Paradoja Del Diseo [Coleccion Popular Fondo de Cultura Economica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071606181
ISBN-10: 6071606187
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science & Math
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The Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems
The Toothpick Technology and Culture
2008 - The Toothpick Technology and Culture (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307279439
ISBN-10: 030727943X
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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The Evolution of Useful Things
2008 - The Evolution of Useful Things (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439505199
ISBN-10: 1439505195
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Success through Failure The Paradox of Design
Success through Failure  The Paradox of Design
Pushing the Limits  New Adventures in Engineering
2005 - Pushing the Limits New Adventures in Engineering (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781400032945
ISBN-10: 1400032946
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Small Things Considered Why There Is No Perfect Design
2004 - Small Things Considered Why There Is No Perfect Design (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781400032938
ISBN-10: 1400032938
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Paperboy  Confessions of a Future Engineer
2003 - Paperboy Confessions of a Future Engineer (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375718984
ISBN-10: 0375718982
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Pencil
2003 - The Pencil (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571217632
ISBN-10: 057121763X
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Book on the Bookshelf
2000 - The Book on the Bookshelf (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375706394
ISBN-10: 0375706399
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 10

Saving America's Treasures
2000 - Saving America's Treasures (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780792279426
ISBN-10: 0792279425
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Invention by Design How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
1999 - Invention By Design How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613181228
ISBN-10: 0613181220
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The Book On the Book Shelf
1999 - The Book on the Book Shelf (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965004558
ISBN-10: 0965004554
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Remaking the World  Adventures in Engineering
1998 - Remaking the World Adventures in Engineering (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375700248
ISBN-10: 0375700242
Genre: Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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REMAKING THE WORLD Adventures in Engineering
1997 - Remaking the World Adventures in Engineering (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780965617970
ISBN-10: 0965617971
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Engineers of Dreams  Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America
1996 - Engineers of Dreams Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679760214
ISBN-10: 0679760210
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Mundolibro [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)