The Existential Pleasures Of Engineering

Author: Samuel Florman
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642502
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Portions of this book appeared originally in “The ExistentialPleasuresof
Engineering,” a paper which I presented at a meeting ... Martin's Press, Thomas
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The Existential Pleasures Of Engineering

Author: Samuel Florman
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642502
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Stimulating and illuminating, this book opens our eyes to the inner need to build, invent and manipulate, which only engineering can satisfy. This is essential reading for all who seek to understand their primal instincts.

Good Guys Wiseguys And Putting Up Buildings

Author: Samuel C. Florman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429941081
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Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings is an engaging memoir about one man's career in construction--rising to the top of an industry renowned for crime, corruption, violence, physical danger, and the chronic risk of financial ...

The Civilized Engineer

Author: Samuel C. Florman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312025595
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Discusses how science and technology have virtually become national obsessions, and covers topics as diverse as the shuttle disaster, engineering ethics, and the promise and limits of technology

Engineering And The Liberal Arts

Author: Samuel C. Florman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466884991
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A complete survey of the arts in and of itself, this impressive volume constitutes an introduction to the infinite variety of pleasures afforded through study of the liberal arts, paving the way to a richer, fuller life for the engineer.

Invention By Design

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674463684
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Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible

Professional Ethics And Social Responsibility

Author: Daniel E. Wueste
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847678167
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Edmund Burke: Modernity, Politics, and Aesthetics examines the philosophy of Burke in view of its contribution to our understanding of modernity.

Success Through Failure

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691122250
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Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure.