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User Review  - SoSaySo - LibraryThing

The most thorough and insightful historical study of how engineering research was and is done. Vincenti has the advantage of having worked as a researcher in aeronautics before switching to writing ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lorin - LibraryThing

Through the use of case studies in aerospace engineering, Vincenti illustrates how engineering knowledge accumulates over time, often contrasting it with how scientific knowledge advances. Vincenti coined the terms "normal design" and "radical design". Read full review

Review: What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

User Review  - Samuel - Goodreads

It's very dense. It would probably be more interesting to an aerospace engineer, or someone interested in the history of engineering. I was able to relate the principles described in the book to software engineering. Read full review