Regular price: $31.93
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $31.93
was comprehensive on Engineering. An eye opener for the curious engineer out in the world.
I love this book because of how well written, informative and excited way Doctor Petroski puts the issues forth. His books always get me thinking of engineering issues I never would have thought of before I have read his book. I love all of his books.
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
someone who is obsessed with the idea that engineers don't get respect
Would you ever listen to anything by Henry Petroski again?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Deakins?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Essential Engineer?
at least the first half.
Any additional comments?
this guy is completely obsessed with the idea that engineers don't get enough respect, and goes on and on about how sometimes engineers are called scientists and vice versa. it is un-listenable. i couldn't finish it, as he just talks for hours about this one completely uninteresting point.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Petroski spent the majority of this book whinging about how the press always reports victories of science and failures of engineering, but rarely the other way around.
Some very sturdy points are made, but as an engineering student, I found it a little petty that such an engineer as Henry Petroski should dedicate an entire book tour info g this axe. It gets very old by the end of the book.