Flying Buttresses, Entropy and O-rings
World of an Engineer
By (author) James L. Adams
Normal Price: $52.95
Your Price: $47.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.38 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Flying Buttresses, Entropy and O-rings by James L. Adams
Book DescriptionJames Adams begins with a history of technology and the engineering profession. The author next takes the reader on a guided tour of the engineer's world, beginning with design and invention - the part of engineering that generates new ideas. The next stop is in the field of mathematics, the discipline that allows engineers to build sophisticated products yet makes it a mystical enterprise to the lay public. Science and research, we learn, are the source of many creative directions in technology, but the interrelations between "basic" and "applied" professions are reciprocal and subtle. Experiment and testing introduce the trial-and-error aspect of engineering, which reduces, but can never eliminate, risk and failure. The author also covers manufacturing and assembly, practical processes that impose constraints on the idealistic inventions of the designer's mind; business and money, the latter being required to finance engineering and the former being the means for generating the money; and the controversial but inevitable role of technology regulation. "Flying Buttresses, Entropy and O-rings" aims to demystify a profession that is quite often taken for granted and to inspire an appreciation of the world of engineering.
Buy Flying Buttresses, Entropy and O-rings book by James L. Adams from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780674306899
(235mm x 190mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 12-Feb-1992
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Flying Buttresses, Entropy and O-rings book by James L. Adams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - James L. Adams
James L. Adams is a Professor in the Department of Values, Technology, Science and Society, Stanford University.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.