To Forgive Design
Book Description:

When planes crash, bridges collapse, and automobile gas tanks explode, we are quick to blame poor design. But Petroski, known for his masterly explanations of engineering successes and failures, says we must look beyond design to the interdependency of people and machines within complex socioeconomic systems undreamt of by designers.

eISBN: 978-0-674-06543-7
Subjects: History of Science & Technology, Technology