Engineers of dreams: Great bridge builders and the spanning of america

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Petroski reveals the science and engineering—not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic—behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting in the 1870s and continuing through the 1930s. It is the story of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges, drawing not only on their mastery of numbers but on their gifts for persuasion and self-promotion. It is an account of triumphs and ignominious disasters (including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which literally twisted itself apart in a high wind). And throughout this grandly engaging book, Petroski lets us see how bridges became the "symbols and souls" of our civilization, as well as testaments to their builders' vision, ingenuity, and perseverance. "Seamlessly linked...With astonishing scope and generosity of view, Mr. Petroski places the tradition of American bridge-building in perspective."—New York Times Book Review
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subject_facetBiographies
Biography & Autobiography
Bridges -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Bridges -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil engineers -- United States -- Biography
Electronic books
Engineering
Nonfiction
Technology
title_displayEngineers of dreams : great bridge builders and the spanning of America
title_fullEngineers of dreams : great bridge builders and the spanning of America / Henry Petroski
Engineers of dreams [electronic resource] : Great bridge builders and the spanning of america. Henry Petroski
title_shortEngineers of dreams
title_subGreat bridge builders and the spanning of america
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Bridges
Civil engineers
Engineering
History
Nonfiction
Technology