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4.0 out of 5 stars My...
My parents suggested i read some books about engineers before i settled on my engineering course at university, this book is a good read if you are interested in general knowledge about the history of engineering...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Noty too good on paper!
Although there are a few nuggets embedded in these articles, many are not well written, and much of the information is very old hat. In at least one case with which I am intimately familiar, much of the article is either incomplete or misleading. And because the articles are written by different people, the quality and coherence is very uneven. Not recommended.
Published 22 months ago by Stephen Mcdaniel


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2.0 out of 5 stars Noty too good on paper!, 13 Sep 2012
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This review is from: It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)
Although there are a few nuggets embedded in these articles, many are not well written, and much of the information is very old hat. In at least one case with which I am intimately familiar, much of the article is either incomplete or misleading. And because the articles are written by different people, the quality and coherence is very uneven. Not recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It looked good on Amazon, 14 Jun 2013
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Unfortunately this book was neither as funny or interesting as i first thought.
I felt that it got bogged down in much of the irrelevant detail of the chapters instead of being more concise and cover more subjects.
For a book of this type it was also missing some much needed sarcasm and humour that such titles usually contain.
not as clever as it should be and not as funny as it could be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My..., 27 Aug 2012
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My parents suggested i read some books about engineers before i settled on my engineering course at university, this book is a good read if you are interested in general knowledge about the history of engineering...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, 1 Mar 2011
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Not for anyone looking for serious stories about things, just short little anecdotes about the silly things we humans have done during our long and varied history and pre-history.
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