Leave it to Henry Petroski to explain soil mechanics by way of a game of "rock, scissors, paper" and to clarify the fundamental principles of engineering through the spokes of a Ferris wheel. This new collection of informative and diverting essays picks up where "The Pencil, The Evolution of Useful Things" and "Engineers of Dreams" left off, elucidating the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small.

Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering 1998, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375700248

Vintage Books edition

Trade paperback

Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering 1997, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375400414