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Author Petroski, Henry.
Title Success through failure : the paradox of design / Henry Petroski.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2006]
©2006

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA174 .P4739 2006    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  TA174 .P4739 2006    AVAILABLE  
Subject Engineering design -- Case studies.
System failures (Engineering) -- Case studies.
Description xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-218) and index.
Contents From Plato's cave to PowerPoint -- Success and failure in design -- Intangible things -- Things small and large -- Building on success -- Stepping-stones to super-spans -- The historical future.
Summary Examines many of the failed designs and inventions that led to greater improvements siting as examples the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the space shuttle disasters.
ISBN 0691122253 ((hardcover) : alk. paper)
9780691122250 ((hardcover) : alk. paper)
9780691136424
0691136424
OCLC # 62341568
Additional Format Online version: Petroski, Henry. Success through failure. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2006 (OCoLC)607734049.