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Author Petroski, Henry.
Title An engineer's alphabet [electronic resource] : gleanings from the softer side of a profession / Henry Petroski.
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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 Electronic Book  T14 .P473 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource ( viii, 360 p.) : ill.
Note "Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarian is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia, and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture, and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading. writting, talking, and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineereing achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into here and there as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Engineering -- Philosophy -- Miscellanea.
Technology -- Philosophy -- Miscellanea.
Related To Print version: Petroski, Henry. An engineer's alphabet. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. 9781107015067 1107015065 (DLC) 2011020065
ISBN 113918623X (electronic bk.)
9781139186230 (electronic bk.)