Sure it's an easy and entertaining read. It is mostly about what engineers do from a sociological perspective with little of the inner workings of the problem solving. The specific examples are focused on everyday consumer items such as VCRs and vacuum cleaners (e.g., Dyson). Where it does get technical, it's unreliable. Marie Curie did not discover x-rays (p. 53)--it was Roentgen. In the same passage, it is correct to say that MRI evaluates fat, muscle and other tissue , but half-right to say it is made possible through the quantum mechanical properties of water since: 1) it is the properties of the hydrogen nucleus that generate clinical MRI imagery; and 2) if it were just water, you would not be able to image the fat tissue which the author correctly notes is present in MRI images.