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The Resource An engineer's alphabet : gleanings from the softer side of a profession, Henry Petroski

An engineer's alphabet : gleanings from the softer side of a profession, Henry Petroski

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An engineer's alphabet : gleanings from the softer side of a profession
Title
An engineer's alphabet
Title remainder
gleanings from the softer side of a profession
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Petroski, Henry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14
LC item number
.P473 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
Label
An engineer's alphabet : gleanings from the softer side of a profession, Henry Petroski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarian is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia, and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture, and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading. writting, talking, and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineereing achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into here and there as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
730906198
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
viii, 360 p.
Isbn
9781107015067
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020065
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)730906198
Label
An engineer's alphabet : gleanings from the softer side of a profession, Henry Petroski
Publication
Note
"Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarian is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia, and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture, and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading. writting, talking, and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineereing achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into here and there as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
730906198
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
viii, 360 p.
Isbn
9781107015067
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011020065
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)730906198

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