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The Resource To forgive design : understanding failure, Henry Petroski

To forgive design : understanding failure, Henry Petroski

Label
To forgive design : understanding failure
Title
To forgive design
Title remainder
understanding failure
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that failures in structural engineering are not necessarily due to the physical design of the structures, but instead a misunderstanding of how cultural and socioeconomic constraints would affect the structures
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petroski, Henry
Dewey number
620/.00452
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA169.5
LC item number
.P48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System failures (Engineering)
  • System failures (Engineering)
  • Structural failures
Label
To forgive design : understanding failure, Henry Petroski
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674065437
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
By way of concrete examples -- Things happen -- Designed to fail -- Mechanics of failure -- A repeating problem -- The old and the new -- Searching for a cause -- The obligation of an engineer -- Before, during, and after the fall -- Legal matters -- Back-seat designers -- Houston, you have a problem -- Without a leg to stand on -- History and failure
Control code
ocn758244510
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674065840
Lccn
2011044194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7206411
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674065840
  • (OCoLC)758244510
Label
To forgive design : understanding failure, Henry Petroski
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674065437
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
By way of concrete examples -- Things happen -- Designed to fail -- Mechanics of failure -- A repeating problem -- The old and the new -- Searching for a cause -- The obligation of an engineer -- Before, during, and after the fall -- Legal matters -- Back-seat designers -- Houston, you have a problem -- Without a leg to stand on -- History and failure
Control code
ocn758244510
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674065840
Lccn
2011044194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
7206411
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674065840
  • (OCoLC)758244510

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