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Posted April 9, 2010
A Must Read for Scientists and Engineers
Mr. Petroski does a good job outlining the differences between scientists and engineers and why engineering is essential to modern life and the solution to the global problems we face. Petroski is quite compelling in making the case for more emphasis on the "applied sciences" and engineering, both in funding and in the public eye. However, at points he seems to be whining about the perception of "second class citizen" status of engineers among scientists. As an engineer, I can relate...but whining about a problem generally doesn't solve it. Petroski does offer some good solutions to this and other problems, but it remains to be seen if he and his suggestions are taken seriously.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2011
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