Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Essential Engineer

Review of The Essential Engineer, by Henry Petroski. Review by Thomas Hayden, The Washington Post, Sunday, February 28, 2010.
From the review:
Petroski reminds us, quite rightly, that while scientists may ring the warning when it comes to potential disasters, "warnings are not solutions -- nor are they necessarily a death knell. It will be the optimistic engineers who hear the warnings not as doomsday scenarios but as calls to tackle significant problems."