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Success through Failure: The Paradox of Design
Princeton University Press (2018)
CA$24.56

Design pervades our lives. Everything from drafting a PowerPoint presentation to planning a...

The Essential Engineer
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2010)
CA$13.99

From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human , The Essential Engineer is an...

The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be  as They are.

The Evolution of Useful Things

How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2010)
CA$13.99

How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine?  What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over...

The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance

The Pencil

A History of Design and Circumstance

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2011)
CA$20.99

Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually...

Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering

Design Paradigms

Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering

Cambridge University Press (1994)
CA$27.90

Case histories of engineering success and failure are presented to enrich understanding of the...

An Engineer's Alphabet: Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession

An Engineer's Alphabet

Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession

Cambridge University Press (2011)
CA$24.30

Written by America's most famous engineering educator, this abecedarium is a selection of thoughts,...

Pushing the Limits: New Adventures in Engineering

Pushing the Limits

New Adventures in Engineering

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2007)
CA$13.99

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been...

Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer

Paperboy

Confessions of a Future Engineer

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2007)
CA$13.99

Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised...

Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect Design

Small Things Considered

Why There Is No Perfect Design

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2007)
CA$13.99

Why has the durable paper shopping bag been largely replaced by its flimsy plastic counterpart? What...

The Toothpick: Technology and Culture

The Toothpick

Technology and Culture

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2008)
CA$13.99

A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous...