9780375718984

ISBN 10: 0375718982 / 0-375-71898-2
ISBN 13: 9780375718984
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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The author of To Engineer Is Human describes his teenage years in the Cambria Heights section of Queens during the Eisenhower era and his job delivering the Long Island Press, work that taught him valuable lessons in commitment, labor, community-mindedness, and responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.


 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York-a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets-he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in practical engineering. Petroksi s paper was The Long Island Press, whose headlines ran to COP SAVES OLD WOMAN FROM THUG and DiMAG SAYS BUMS CAN T WIN SERIES. Folding it into a tube suitable for throwing was an exercise in post-Euclidean geometry. Maintaining a Schwinn revealed volumes about mechanics. Reading Paperboy, we also learn about the hazing rituals of its namesakes, the aesthetics of kitchen appliances, and the delicate art of penny-pitching. With gratifying reflections on these and other lessons of a bygone era-lessons about diligence, labor, and community-mindedness-Paperboy is a piece of Americana to cherish and reread. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780375718984

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York-a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets-he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in practical engineering. Petroksi s paper was The Long Island Press, whose headlines ran to COP SAVES OLD WOMAN FROM THUG and DiMAG SAYS BUMS CAN T WIN SERIES. Folding it into a tube suitable for throwing was an exercise in post-Euclidean geometry. Maintaining a Schwinn revealed volumes about mechanics. Reading Paperboy, we also learn about the hazing rituals of its namesakes, the aesthetics of kitchen appliances, and the delicate art of penny-pitching. With gratifying reflections on these and other lessons of a bygone era-lessons about diligence, labor, and community-mindedness-Paperboy is a piece of Americana to cherish and reread. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780375718984

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