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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design Written By Henry Petroski


To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski
TitleTo Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
AuthorHenry Petroski
ISBN9780679734161
No of Pages251 pages
Rating 3.67 (from readers)
Genres Engineering Nonfiction Science Design Technology

Summary : "Reading Petroski's fine book is not only a delight, it is a necessity." --Houston ChronicleHow did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s—the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnific--Houston

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