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101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
By John Kuprenas

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Book Description

In this unique primer, an experienced civil engineer and instructor presents the physics and fundamentals that underlie the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, however, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL probes real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can-and sometimes cannot-inform our understanding of how things work. Questions from the simple to the profound are illuminated throughout: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? How can engineering solutions sympathize with the natural environment?

Presented in the familiar, illustrated format of the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL offers an informative resource for students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative new insights into familiar principles.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #64205 in Books
  • Brand: Grand Central Publishing
  • Published on: 2013-05-21
  • Released on: 2013-05-21
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.38" h x 1.13" w x 5.38" l, 1.00 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 216 pages


  • Grand Central Publishing

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About the Author
John Kuprenas is a Registered Engineer and LEED professional in California. He lectures in Civil Engineering at the University of Southern California and at California State University Long Beach, and is Vice President at Vanir Construction Management in Los Angeles. His writings have been published in dozens of refereed journals and in The Story of Managing Projects (Greenwood Press/Quorum Books).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
4Enjoy life -- be an engineer.
By Arthur St. Hilaire
Having been an engineer for 49 years, this is a fun book to have around the house for my friends who have no real clue on what constitutes the engineering mindset. This book could also provide additional impetus for young people considering engineering as a profession.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Jared
The majority of the information seems to pertain to civil engineering, meh

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5He has loved this book so far and has said that it ...
By Amazon Customer
Bought this as a gift for my fiance who went to school for mechanical engineering. He has loved this book so far and has said that it is very interesting and a fun read. I think it is well worth the money.

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