Existential Pleasures of Engineering / Edition 2
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Existential Pleasures of Engineering / Edition 2

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by Samuel C. Florman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312141041

ISBN-13: 9780312141042

Pub. Date: 02/15/1996

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel

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Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession.

A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312141042
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
322,067
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Existential Pleasures of Engineering 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Although I haven't finished it yet, this book has been a great source of inspiration. It lets me know that what I do is good and appreciated. As a civil engineer, I design mostly infrastructure. These are things that generally go unoticed after time (water towers, sewer mains, water mains, airport improvements). This book details how others before me have achieved peace knowing that they have contributed greatly to the improvement of the society. A good read.