The Essential Engineer
He was interviewed while at the 10th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
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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 between science and engineering and explores the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address the world’s most pressing issues.
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