Invention by Design: by Henry Petroski

Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to ThingReread. Fell off my shelf while I was getting something else.

Very readable overview of how some things – from pencil point & paperclips the pop-top soda can to computers and airplanes – were invented because someone was annoyed improved over something, spent time to do something about it – and then someone else decided that this new thing could be improved upon.

View all my reviews

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s