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To engineer is human: the role of failure in successful design

Author: Petroski, Henry Publisher: Vintage Books, 1992.Language: EnglishDescription: 251 p. : Ill./Photos ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0679734163Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print TS171 .P48 1992
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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To Engineer Is Human The Role of Failure in Successful Design Contents PREFACE VII 1 11 21 35 40 53 64 75 85 98 107 122 1 BEING HUMAN 2 FALLING DOWN IS PART OF GROWING UP 3 LESSONS FROM PLAY; LESSONS FROM LIFE APPENDIX: "The Deacon's Masterpiece," BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES 4 ENGINEERING AS HYPOTHESIS 5 SUCCESS IS FORESEEING FAILURE 6 DESIGN IS GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE 7 DESIGN AS REVISION 8 ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN 9 SAFETY IN NUMBERS 10 WHEN CRACKS BECOME BREAKTHROUGHS 11 OF BUS FRAMES AND KNIFE BLADES 12 INTERLUDE: THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE 136 158 13 THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BRIDGES 14 FORENSIC ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING FICTION 172 15 FROM SLIDE RULE TO COMPUTER: FORGETTING HOW IT USED TO BE DONE 189 204 216 229 233 245 16 CONNOISSEURS OF CHAOS 17 THE LIMITS OF DESIGN AFTERWORD BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

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