Petroski has already initiated readers into the hidden mysteries of such everyday artifacts as the lead pencil, the paper clip, the zipper, and Post ...Show synopsisPetroski has already initiated readers into the hidden mysteries of such everyday artifacts as the lead pencil, the paper clip, the zipper, and Post-it notes. Now, he makes a considerable jump in scale in order to contemplate those "dry paths" across the rivers and inlets of our cities and countrysides--those eminently practical yet strikingly beautiful edifices that persist in taking our collective breath away--bridges. 131 illustrations.Hide synopsis
Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text....New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean text. Fine. First Edition. Cover is slightly worn along edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 496 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. The acclaimed author of To Engineer Is Human now reveals the science--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, reocounting the stories of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges.
Description:New in New jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. This is a New...New in New jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Photographs. Index. Bibliography.
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