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To Engineer is Human : The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski




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How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s - the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnificent Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering?

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Overview

How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s - the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnificent Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering?

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780679734161
  • ISBN-10: 0679734163
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: March 1992
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.2 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds


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