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By Henry Petroski

Written via America's most famed engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarium is one engineer's collection of recommendations, quotations, anecdotes, evidence, minutiae, and arcana with regards to the perform, historical past, tradition, and traditions of his career. The entries mirror a long time of studying, writing, speaking, and brooding about engineers and engineering, and variety from short essays to lists of significant engineering achievements. This paintings is geared up alphabetically and extra like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. it's not meant to be learn from first web page to final, yet fairly to be dipped into the following and there because the temper moves the reader. In time, it really is was hoping, this publication may still turn into the resource to which readers cross first after they come upon a imprecise or imprecise connection with the softer aspect of engineering.

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