Engineering and the Mind's Eye (MIT Press)

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9780262560788: Engineering and the Mind's Eye (MIT Press)

In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

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Eugene Ferguson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Delaware.

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A sophisticated, thoughtful, and provocative analysis of thenature of engineering.

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Like many a 'little book' by a master, the reader will find it overflowing with ideas and insights. It is a book that will reward many rereadings.

(Henry Petroski, Duke University)

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