The Civilized Engineer

The Civilized Engineer
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781466868571

The Civilized Engineer Book Review:

Civil engineer Samuel C. Florman's The Civilized Engineer is aimed at both those observing and commenting externally on engineering, and the practicing engineer—to reveal something of the art behind great engineering achievements, and to stimulate debate upon the author's hypothesis that "in its moment of ascendance, engineering is faced with the trivialization of its purpose and the debasement of its practice."

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 1996-02-15
  • ISBN : 9780312141042

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering Book Review:

Describes how engineers think and feel about their work, and argues that engineering is a response to creative impulses

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 1996-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781466842366

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering Book Review:

Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2003-03-01
  • ISBN : 1429973935

The Aftermath Book Review:

The year is 2010 and the world as we know it has come to an end. A huge comet has smashed into the earth off the coast of California, vaporizing and generating a fiery rain that engulfs the globe in a destructive holocaust. But at the opposite pole of the planet, there is a "safe zone" encompassing part of the southeast African shore and the southern tip of Madagascar where the damage is extensive but not total. Spared from destruction is a luxury cruise ship, the Queen of Africa, which carries 600 of the world's leading engineers. These outstanding technologists, traveling with their immediate families, are engaged in a seminar dedicated to finding solutions to humanity's eternal needs-shelter, food, energy, environmental preservation, and the like. But when the impact of the comet sends shock waves around the world, the passengers' first priority is to abandon ship for terra firma. Thus they head for the South African coast to begin the task of "starting over." In KwaZulu Natal the passengers find a surviving community of about 25,000, including many experienced agricultural and industrial workers. These people have been cast back, physically, to the Stone Age, but intellectually they are at the forefront of technological progress in the 21st century, and they have at their disposal the natural resources needed to embark on an industrial revolution. So begins an epic adventure of rebuilding the world from scratch, but in an unpredictable, and sometimes hostile, environment, survival itself may be the real challenge. The Aftermath is a provocative adventure story that provides a scientifically sound blueprint for surviving Armageddon.

The Introspective Engineer

The Introspective Engineer
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2013-09-24
  • ISBN : 9781466853263

The Introspective Engineer Book Review:

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.

The No Asshole Rule

The No Asshole Rule
  • Author : Robert I. Sutton
  • Publisher : Business Plus
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2007-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780759518018

The No Asshole Rule Book Review:

The definitive guide to working with -- and surviving -- bullies, creeps, jerks, tyrants, tormentors, despots, backstabbers, egomaniacs, and all the other assholes who do their best to destroy you at work. "What an asshole!" How many times have you said that about someone at work? You're not alone! In this groundbreaking book, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton builds on his acclaimed Harvard Business Review article to show you the best ways to deal with assholes...and why they can be so destructive to your company. Practical, compassionate, and in places downright funny, this guide offers: Strategies on how to pinpoint and eliminate negative influences for good Illuminating case histories from major organizations A self-diagnostic test and a program to identify and keep your own "inner jerk" from coming out The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.

Blaming Technology

Blaming Technology
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781466867796

Blaming Technology Book Review:

Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats is Samuel C. Florman's 1981 discussion of the state of technology and engineering in the United States, including the pros and cons, and the public's perceptions and opinions.

Construction in the Landscape

Construction in the Landscape
  • Author : Carpenter T.G.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2012-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781136539565

Construction in the Landscape Book Review:

Construction in the Landscape describes the impact of construction on the land and landscape where it takes place. Geographical coverage is necessarily global to reflect the great variation both in people?s economic and social needs and in the shortage or abundance of natural resources. Part I introduces both land resources, whether used for agriculture, human settlement or mineral extraction or conserved as scenery, wildlife habitat or for the undefined needs of future generations; and construction, its products, skills, processes and impacts on land resources. Part II describes specific forms of civil engineering - from landform adaptation, through dams and river control works, coastal construction and transport infrastructure to particular types of structure such as bridges, towers and power stations, or the layout of complete settlements. Part III deals with regional planning of construction and land use in different geographical circumstances - from fine scenery, through rural countryside to city and suburban development - and to the sort of land arrangements that may be sustainable for an increased but hopefully more civilized human population a century hence.

Engineering and the Liberal Arts

Engineering and the Liberal Arts
  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2015-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781466884991

Engineering and the Liberal Arts Book Review:

A Technologist's Guide to History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Music. From the author who inspired inaugural poet Richard Blanco! Now available in ebook for the first time, Engineering and the Liberal Arts remains a fresh and provocative book, using the familiar world of technology to guide a new generation of engineers through the stimulating world of the liberal arts. Beginning with a penetrating and enlightening discussion of how exposure to the arts can enrich and reward nearly every aspect of an engineer's life, Samuel Florman—himself a decorated engineer with over fifty years' experience in the field—boldly explores the natural relationship between liberal arts and technology. Sweeping away traditional barriers separating the two fields, Florman establishes a rich and vital communication of ideas between scientist and artist. By linking the history of technology to world history, the truth of science to philosophy, utility of form to painting and sculpture, and the world of view of the engineer to literature, Florman builds a series of bridges connecting science to art. A complete survey of the arts in and of itself, this impressive volume constitutes an introduction to the infinite variety of pleasures afforded through study of the liberal arts, paving the way to a richer, fuller life for the engineer.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken
  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9781632863614

The Road Taken Book Review:

A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure. Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health. Petroski reveals the genesis of the many parts of America's highway system--our interstate numbering system, the centerline that divides roads, and such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial to our national and local infrastructure. A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, and Petroski reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in major infrastructure improvement. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.

The Engineers & the Price System

The Engineers & the Price System
  • Author : Thorstein Veblen
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2017-08-07
  • ISBN : 9788027200535

The Engineers & the Price System Book Review:

This eBook edition of "The Engineers & the Price System” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Engineers and the Price System is a compilation of a series of papers, each of which mainly analyzes and criticizes the price system, planned obsolescence, and artificial scarcity. His position is that engineers, not workers, should overthrow capitalism. Veblen wrote this book during his occupation in The New School's development and in it, he proposed a soviet of engineers. Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was an American economist and sociologist. He is well known as a witty critic of capitalism. Veblen is famous for the idea of "conspicuous consumption." Conspicuous consumption, along with "conspicuous leisure," is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status. Veblen explains the concept in his best-known book, The Theory of the Leisure Class. Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement. Veblen's distinction between "institutions" and "technology" is still called the Veblenian dichotomy by contemporary economists.

Automotive Engineering Fundamentals

Automotive Engineering Fundamentals
  • Author : Richard Stone,Jeffrey K. Ball
  • Publisher : Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Pages : 594
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0768009871

Automotive Engineering Fundamentals Book Review:

Gives students of automotive engineering a basic understanding of the principles involved with designing a vehicle and includes details of engines and transmissions, vehicle aerodynamics and computer modelling.

The Water Will Come

The Water Will Come
  • Author : Jeff Goodell
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2018-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781743820179

The Water Will Come Book Review:

An eye-opening and essential tour of the vanishing world What if Atlantis wasn’t a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century’s end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution – no barriers to erect or walls to build – that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world. ‘This harrowing, compulsively readable, and carefully researched book lays out in clear-eyed detail what Earth’s changing climate means for us today, and what it will mean for future generations ... It’s a thriller in which the hero in peril is us.’ ―John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars ‘Jeff Goodell grabs you on the first page and doesn't hold up until this essential story is told. He presents a vivid warning and a call to arms to the generation that gets to decide how fast, and how high, the water will come.’ ―Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Senator ‘A well-rounded, persuasive survey.... A frightening, scientifically grounded, and starkly relevant look at how climate change will affect coastal cities.’ ―Kirkus, Starred Review ‘In this engaging book, environmental writer Goodell points out that while sea levels have always risen and fallen, the current rise is driven primarily by the dramatically accelerating melting of the arctic ice caps, and with so many cities on seashores, this will be devastating.’ ―Booklist, Starred Review

Landmarks on the Iron Road

Landmarks on the Iron Road
  • Author : William D. Middleton
  • Publisher : Railroads Past and Present (Pa
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0253223601

Landmarks on the Iron Road Book Review:

"This book, for the first time, calls adequate attention to the physical plant over which railroads operate - the roadbeds, tracks, bridges, and tunnels, subjects that are often taken for granted. It is a book no rail fan or student of engineering can be without."--BOOK JACKET.

The International Steam Engineer

The International Steam Engineer
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1912
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112004295850

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Teaching Engineering

Teaching Engineering
  • Author : Phillip C. Wankat,Frank S. Oreovicz
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781557537003

Teaching Engineering Book Review:

This book aims to cover all aspects of teaching engineering and other technical subjects. It presents both practical matters and educational theories in a format that will be useful for both new and experienced teachers.

Engineering Your Future

Engineering Your Future
  • Author : Stuart G. Walesh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2012-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781118163016

Engineering Your Future Book Review:

Round out your technical engineering abilities with the business know-how you need to succeed Technical competency, the "hard side" of engineering and other technical professions, is necessary but not sufficient for success in business. Young engineers must also develop nontechnical or "soft-side" competencies like communication, marketing, ethics, business accounting, and law and management in order to fully realize their potential in the workplace. This updated edition of Engineering Your Future is the go-to resource on the nontechnical aspects of professional practice for engineering students and young technical professionals alike. The content is explicitly linked to current efforts in the reform of engineering education including ABET's Engineering Criteria 2000, ASCE's Body of Knowledge, and those being undertaken by AAEE, AIChE and ASME. The book treats essential nontechnical topics you'll encounter in your career, like self-management, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, project and total quality management, design, construction, manufacturing, engineering economics, organizational structures, business accounting, and much more. Features new to this revised edition include: A stronger emphasis on management and leadership A focus on personal growth and developing relationships Expanded treatment of project management Coverage of how to develop a quality culture and ways to encourage creative and innovative thinking A discussion of how the results of design, the root of engineering, come to fruition in constructing and manufacturing, the fruit of engineering New information on accounting principles that can be used in your career-long financial planning An in-depth treatment of how engineering students and young practitioners can and should anticipate, participate in, and ultimately effect change If you're a student or young practitioner starting your engineering career, Engineering Your Future is essential reading.

Small Things Considered

Small Things Considered
  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307427809

Small Things Considered Book Review:

Why has the durable paper shopping bag been largely replaced by its flimsy plastic counterpart? What circuitous chain of improvements led to such innovations as the automobile cup holder and the swiveling vegetable peeler? With the same relentless curiosity and lucid, witty prose he brought to his earlier books, Henry Petroski looks at some of our most familiar objects and reveals that they are, in fact, works in progress. For there can never be an end to the quest for the perfect design. To illustrate his thesis, Petroski tells the story of the paper drinking cup, which owes its popularity to the discovery that water glasses could carry germs. He pays tribute to the little plastic tripod that keeps pizza from sticking to the box and analyzes the numerical layouts of telephones and handheld calculators. Small Things Considered is Petroski at his most trenchant and provocative, casting his eye not only on everyday artifacts but on their users as well.

Basic of Civil and Mechanical Engineering: For Learners, Engineering Beginners

Basic of Civil and Mechanical Engineering: For Learners, Engineering Beginners
  • Author : Aiden Shiva
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 1798788918

Basic of Civil and Mechanical Engineering: For Learners, Engineering Beginners Book Review:

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.Objective of our book to impart basic knowledge on Civil and Mechanical Engineering.To explain the materials used for the construction of civilized structures.To make the understand the fundamentals of construction of structure.To explain the component of power plant units and detailed explanation to IC engines their working principles.To explain the R & AC system.

International Steam Engineer

International Steam Engineer
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 924
  • Relase : 1912
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433069053860

International Steam Engineer Book Review: