Flying buttresses, entropy, and O-rings: the world of an engineer

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Harvard University Press, 1991 - Science - 264 pages
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From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope--and frustrating limitations--of our imagination. Bringing to his subject a superb power of explanation, Adams takes the reader on a guided tour of the engineer's world and relates technology's history. 25 halftones; 25 illustrations; 11 tables.

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what if an engineer write a report about his life and profession? so inspiritonal. Read full review


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