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The Introspective Engineer

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by Samuel C. Florman
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The Introspective Engineer by Samuel C. Florman

The profession of engineering is rarely the topic of serious public discussion. Multimedia, virtual reality, information superhighway-these are the buzzwords of the day. But real engineers, the people who conceive of computers and oversee their manufacture, the people who design and build information systems, cars, bridges, and airplanes, labor in obscurity. There are no engineering heroes, and we as a society are poorer for this.

Like Florman's landmark book, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering, The Introspective Engineer is a clarion call to society. We must awaken to the reality that the quality of human life depends on increasingly creative technological solutions to the problems we face. We need cleaner, more economical engines, faster computers, more power, and a healthier planet if we are to survive. It is engineers who will lead us to this future.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 256
Size: 325 KB
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781466853263 (DRM-EPUB)

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