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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight in the role of engineers in society, 15 Sep 1996
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This review is from: The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance (Hardcover)
Using the pencil as a case study, the author clearly distinguishes the role of engineers from that of scientists or craftsmen.
For example, "engineers can build something for 50 cents that for anyone else would take five dollars."
Understanding the nature of materials, the capabilities of tools and manufacturing processes, as well as truly understanding what customers want enables engineers to fashion economically feasible solutions.
At times, however, the writing is tediously repetitive, but if you stick with it (especially if you are not already an engineer) you will end up with a valuable appreciation of the role of engineering in our society.
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The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance
The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance by Henry Petroski (Hardcover - Jan 1990)
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