By Henry Petroski
How did an easy layout mistakes reason one of many nice mess ups of the Nineteen Eighties - the cave in of the walkways on the Kansas urban Hyatt Regency lodge? What made the smooth and leading edge Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist aside in a delicate wind in 1940? How did an outsized waterlily motivate the brilliant Crystal Palace, the crowning fulfillment of Victorian structure and engineering? those are the various disasters and successes that Henry Petroski, writer of the acclaimed "The Pencil," examines during this enticing, splendidly literate booklet. greater than a chain of interesting case experiences, "To Engineer is Human" is a piece that appears at our inner most notions of development and perfection, tracing the superb connection among the quantifiable realm of technology and the chaotic realities of lifestyle.
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