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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2005

    A well written description of engineering

    I thought this book was well written and a pleasure to read. I felt it would be a great book to explain to non-engineers in laymen's terms what engineers have to deal with. Engineers in all fields must push the technological envelope and manage risk. This book describes the struggles and why they exist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Great selection

    This book is a great book on engineering philosophy and the true role of failure in engineering. As in real life, this book points out that we don't learn much from successes, but gain a lot of useful information in our failures that prevent the catastophes from happening again. This is not a mathematical engineering reference book. It is a book that states that when you innovate, mistakes will happen and we must learn from them. Though a little dated, its concepts apply to Challenger, Columbia, and even 9-11 (from the viewpoint of 'why did these happen and how can we keep them from happening again.') I being a recent engineering graduate found it very interesting and read it cover to cover.

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