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Lessons amid the rubble : an introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics

Author: Sarah K A Pfatteicher
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology.
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Sophisticated and engagingly written, this volume combines history, engineering, ethics, and philosophy to provoke a deep discussion about the symbolic meaning of buildings and other structures and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pfatteicher, Sarah K.A., 1968-
Lessons amid the rubble.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010001220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah K A Pfatteicher
ISBN: 9780801899508 0801899508
OCLC Number: 794700374
Notes: OldControl:muse9780801899508.
Description: 1 online resource (186 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: "A very imperfect process" : engineering problem-solving 101 --
"Finding hope in the ruins" : a short history of engineering disasters --
"A new era" : the limits of engineering expertise in a post-9/11 world --
"Safe from every possible event" : how to strive for the impossible --
"Architectural terrorism" : why moderation matters --
"These material things" : passion and power in engineering --
Conclusion, "More time for the dreaming" : engineering curricula for the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology.
Responsibility: Sarah K.A. Pfatteicher.

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