To Forgive Design

Understanding Failure

By Petroski, Henry

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ISBN
9780674065840
Publisher
Belknap: Harvard Univ.


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Reviewed on February 15, 2012  |  Science and Technology

Petroski (engineering & history, Duke Univ.) follows up his first book, To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design, with this examination of human failure. In the previous title, he primarily considered mechanical and structural failures. Here, he looks not only at how people contribute to the failure of engineering designs but also at how analyzing those failures...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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