INVENTION BY DESIGN: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing

By: Petroski, Henry

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viii, + 242pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The author brings engineering to 'life' in this enlightening book that uses case histories to explain the concept and development from such diverse things as paper clips, to the elevating tales of skyscrapers . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, viz: Paper Clips, Pencil Points, Zippers, Aluminium Cans, Facsimile, Airplanes & Computers, Water and Society, Bridges and Politics, Buildings and Systems, References, Illustration Credits, Index. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: INVENTION BY DESIGN: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing

Author Name: Petroski, Henry

Categories: Science & Technology, Engineering,

Edition: Third Impression.

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harvard University Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 0674463676

ISBN Number 13: 9780674463677

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Seller ID: 012584

Keywords: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING DESIGN, INVENTIONS, ENGINEERING, CONCEPTS, PETROSKI, HENRY