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  • Henry Petroski Discusses emThe Road Takenem
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    The Road Taken

    Henry Petroski talked about his book The Road Taken: The History and future of America’s Infrastructure, in which he provides a history of America’s infrastructure and argues that the…

  • emTo Forgive Designem
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    To Forgive Design

    Henry Petroski talked about his book, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, in which he discusses the role of engineers in our society and why some designs eventually fail. In his book,…

  • emThe Essential Engineerem
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    The Essential Engineer

    Henry Petroski talked about his book The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems (Knopf, 2010). In his book he examines the the similarities and differences…

  • emThe Book on the Book Shelfem
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    The Book on the Book Shelf

    Mr. Petroski talked about his book, The Book on the Bookshelf, published by Knopf. He examined the history of the written word from the scrolls and illuminated text to the modern printed…