9780375700248

Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering

ISBN 10: 0375700242 / 0-375-70024-2
ISBN 13: 9780375700248
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Science/Engineering"Petroski has an inquisitive mind, and he is a fine writer. . . . [He] takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations and their necessary turns of mind." --Los Angeles TimesFrom the Ferris wheel to the integrated circuit, feats of engineering have changed our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering, Duke Universitys Henry Petroski focuses on the big: Malaysias 1,482-foot Petronas Towers as well as the Panama Canal, a cut through the continental divide that required the excavation of 311 million cubic yards of earth.        Remaking the World tells the stories behind the man-made wonders of the world, from squabbles over the naming of the Hoover Dam to the effects the Titanic disaster had on the engineering community of 1912. Here, too, are the stories of the personalities behind the wonders, from the jaunty Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designer of nineteenth-century transatlantic steamships, to Charles Steinmetz, oddball genius of the General Electric Company, whose office of preference was a battered twelve-foot canoe. Spirited and absorbing, Remaking the World is a celebration of the creative instinct and of the men and women whose inspirations have immeasurably improved our world."Petroski [is] America's poet laureate of technology. . . . Remaking the World is another fine book." --Houston Chronicle"Remaking the World really is an adventure in engineering."--San Diego Union-Tribune


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"Consistently enchanting...In each essay, Petroski grabs the reader's attention from the first paragraph."

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"He takes us on a lively tour of engineers, their creations, and their necessary turns of mind...he has an inquisitive mind and he is a fine writer."

Anthony Day, Los Angeles Times

 

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