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The Resource Success through failure : the paradox of design, Henry Petroski

Success through failure : the paradox of design, Henry Petroski

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Success through failure : the paradox of design
Title
Success through failure
Title remainder
the paradox of design
Statement of responsibility
Henry Petroski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines many of the failed designs and inventions that led to greater improvements siting as examples the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the space shuttle disasters
Summary
Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
229494
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
620/.0042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA174
LC item number
.P4739 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the paradox of design
Label
Success through failure : the paradox of design, Henry Petroski
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-218) and index
Contents
From Plato's cave to PowerPoint -- Success and failure in design -- Intangible things -- Things small and large -- Building on success -- Stepping-stones to super-spans -- The historical future
Control code
2539190
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 p.
Isbn
9780691136424
Lccn
2005034126
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62341568
  • (OCoLC)62341568
Label
Success through failure : the paradox of design, Henry Petroski
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-218) and index
Contents
From Plato's cave to PowerPoint -- Success and failure in design -- Intangible things -- Things small and large -- Building on success -- Stepping-stones to super-spans -- The historical future
Control code
2539190
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 p.
Isbn
9780691136424
Lccn
2005034126
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62341568
  • (OCoLC)62341568

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