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Description - Pushing The Limits by Henry Petroski

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America's poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates some of the largest things we have created-bridges, dams, buildings--and provides a startling new vision of engineering's past, its present, and its future. Along the way it highlights our greatest successes, like London's Tower Bridge; our most ambitious projects, like China's Three Gorges Dam; our most embarrassing moments, like the wobbly Millennium Bridge in London; and our greatest failures, like the collapse of the twin towers on September 11. Throughout, Petroski provides fascinating and provocative insights into the world of technology with his trademark erudition and enthusiasm for the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400032945
ISBN-10: 1400032946
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. The author of eleven previous books, he lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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