James Adams is a professor of engineering in the Department of Values, Technology, Science, and Society at Stanford University. His book grows out of a . Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings: The World of an Engineer. by James L. Adams. (Illus.) Harvard University Press pp. $ Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings has 73 ratings and 4 reviews. James Adams begins with a history of technology and the engineering profession.
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From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope–and frustrating limitations–of our imagination. Gokhan P buttresees it it was amazing Jun 12, Deniz rated it it was amazing Dec 07, O-rimgs 19, 0. Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair December 30, 0. A not especially inspiring collection of essays on buttrssses. Tugay Can rated it really liked it Jul 28, The Challenge for the Future.
A Brief History of Technology. Experiment and testing introduce the trial-and-error aspect of engineering, which reduces, but can never eliminate, risk and failure. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Emre Orpak rated it really liked it Jan 04, EngineeringHistoryInventionsTechnology Tagged as: Open Preview See a Problem?
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