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Author Petroski, Henry.

Title The essential engineer : why science alone will not solve our global problems / Henry Petroski.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  620 P448e 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-258) and index.
Contents Ubiquitous risk -- Engineering is rocket science -- Doctors and Dilberts -- Which comes first? -- Einstein the inventor -- Speed bumps -- Research and development -- Development and research -- Alternative energies -- Complex systems -- Two cultures -- Uncertain science and engineering -- Great achievements and grand challenges -- Prizing engineering.
Subject Technological innovations -- Popular works.
Engineering -- Popular works.
Technology and civilization -- Popular works.
Research -- Popular works.
Problem solving -- Popular works.
Science -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780307272454
Standard No. CDX 10309721
NZ1 13216285
AU@ 000044282784

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