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Henry Petroski is Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of "To Engineer Is Human" (Vintage), and was the writer and presenter of the BBC television documentary of the same title. His many other books on engineering and design include "The Pencil" (Knopf), "The Evolution of Useful Things" (Vintage), and "Small Things Considered" (Vintage).


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Engineering design -- Case studies.
System failures (Engineering) -- Case studies.