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Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings

The World of an Engineer

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674306899

Publication Date: 04/01/1993

Academic Trade

272 pages

29 halftones; 31 line illustrations; 11 tables

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From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope—and frustrating limitations—of our imagination. Best-selling author James Adams takes readers on an enlightening tour of this exciting world, demystifying such endeavors as design, research, and manufacturing.

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