Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings: The World of an Engineer (Paperback)James L. Adams (author)
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 mm
In these witty and engrossing pages, Adams demonstrates that engineering actually can be as divine an occupation as the clergy and as soulful as an aria… Adams’ literary tour is the next best thing to visiting a hands-on engineering exhibit. - Alex Raksin, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Adams has covered his subject well, and his book would make excellent reading for young people contemplating a career in engineering… [It is] well organized, well written and often amusing, with some very shrewd observations… [The author] deserves our thanks for an interesting and valuable book. - Michael French, Times Higher Education Supplement
This text was written to provide a general audience with access to the subjects of engineering and technology. It is a superb book… Discussions of the Challenger tragedy, the balcony collapse at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, a DC-10 crash…and other technical topics make the book readable, convincing, and enjoyable. - Science Books & Films
In this engaging book, the author of Conceptual Blockbusting introduces the world of engineering, from the origins of problems to design and invention; mathematics; science and research; development, testing and failure; manufacturing; money and business; and regulation. - Science News
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