To Forgive Design : Understanding Failure, Paperback / softback Book

To Forgive Design : Understanding Failure Paperback / softback


"When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design.

But Henry Petroski says we must look beyond design for causes and corrections.

Known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, Petroski here takes his analysis a step further, to consider the larger context in which accidents occur"--P. [4] of cover.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 432 pages, 12 halftones
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
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  • Category: Humamities
  • ISBN: 9780674416826

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