Invention by Design

Invention by Design

How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing

Book - 1996
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In this book, Petroski delves deeper into the mystery of invention, to explore what everyday artifacts and sophisticated networks can reveal about the way engineers solve problems.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780674463677
0674463676
9780674463684
Branch Call Number: 620.0042/PETR
Characteristics: viii, 242 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing --- by Henry Petroski. Henry Petroski, articulate practicing engineer has authored a number of books concerning engineering. Some tend to address the philosophy of his métier and as a result tend to have a more difficult, less accessible tone to their work. This is less so the case with Invention. In this book, Petroski takes us from concept to finished product (is there ever such a thing?) from paper clips to sky scrapers; from pencils to airliners. His book holds you attention. It is almost never needlessly technical. His subjects are for the most part mundane, these are objects we can easily visualize: zippers, beer cans, and bridges: everyday objects without which everyday life just wouldn't be the same.

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