The Resource Invention by design : how engineers get from thought to thing, Henry Petroski

Invention by design : how engineers get from thought to thing, Henry Petroski

Label
Invention by design : how engineers get from thought to thing
Title
Invention by design
Title remainder
how engineers get from thought to thing
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Engineering entails more than knowing the way things work. What do economics and ecology, aesthetics and ethics, have to do with the shape of a paper clip, the tab of a beverage can, the cabin design of a turbojet, or the course of a river? How do the idiosyncrasies of individual engineers, companies, and communities leave their mark on projects from Velcro to fax machines to waterworks? Invention by Design offers an insider's look at these political and cultural
  • dimensions of design and development, production and construction
Title
Invention by design
Creator
Summary
Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
Award/Notable book
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213423
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
620.0042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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how engineers get from thought to thing
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how engineers get from thought to thing
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Henry Petroski
Label
Invention by design : how engineers get from thought to thing, Henry Petroski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index
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  • HOU-CEN
  • LAN-VML
  • NED-MEH
  • PAP-MAIN
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34640793
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780674463677
Lccn
96019227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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u570946
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34640793
  • (Sirsi) a570946

Library Locations

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