The essential engineer : why science alone will not solve our global problems / by Henry Petroski.
Author: Petroski, Henry.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Description: p. cm.
Subject: Technological innovations Popular works.
Engineering Popular works.
Technology and civilization Popular works.
Research Popular works.
Problem solving Popular works.
Science Popular works.
Notes: "A Borzoi book."
Contents: Ubiquitous risk -- Engineering is rocket science -- Doctors and Dilberts -- Which comes first? -- Einstein the inventor -- Speed bumps -- Research and development -- Development and research -- Alternative energies -- Complex systems -- Two cultures -- Uncertain science and engineering -- Great achievements and grand challenges -- Prizing engineering.