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A Book Review by Bobby Matherne ©2011 During my required two years of ROTC(1) at LSU, I learned one of the biggest lessons of my life: Make your biggest mistakes first. Before that time, I was a perfectionist and never attempted anything until I was sure I would succeed, and when I failed, felt very bad for some time afterward. My lesson came from the most(More)
DURHAM, N.C. — Scientists seek to understand what is, the aerospace pioneer Theodore von Kármán is supposed to have said, while engineers seek to create what never was. The space shuttle was designed, at least in part, to broaden our knowledge of the universe. To scientists the vehicle was a tool; to engineers it was their creation. With the release of the(More)
Biography: Henry Petroski received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1963 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968. His current research focuses on failure analysis and design theory. Ongoing projects include the use of case histories to understand the role of human error and failure in engineering design, as(More)
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