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A masterful construction,
This review is from: Engineering: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) (Paperback)
I knew nothing of engineering when I read this and wasn't sure what I would get from it but I finished by looking at the world differently. It highlighted the moral dilemmas created by the engineering we take for granted and made me think of engineering in a completely different way. Not only has it shed light on what engineers do but it has enabled me to think a little bit like an engineer when I face reality. It is a book about humanity solving some big problems and creating others. And its a quick read!
There is something really nice about the way McCarthy writes. Simple. Clear. To the point. Insightful. Erudite. But never preaching nor condescending. It is as if a wise person is guiding you through places you needed to see but never knew you did.
I thoroughly recommend this book.