Author: Samuel Florman

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642502

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

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Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavour rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft. Why, asks Samuel Florman, has engineering sunk into such disfavour? Can engineers be blamed for pollution, the desecration of the landscape, a lack of taste? Samuel Florman is himself a distinguished and erudite engineer and he sets out to dispel the myth that has darkened the image of his profession, celebrating it as a vital, living force that is an essential part of human nature, rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. We are all dependent on engineers and the benefits they can provide, in opposing the fashionable 'anti-technology' stance, Florman emerges triumphantly with a creative, practical and fun philosophy of engineering that will boost his profession. Stimulating and illuminating, this book opens our eyes to the inner need to build, invent and manipulate, which only engineering can satisfy. This is essential reading for all who seek to understand their primal instincts. An eloquent, witty and perceptive celebration of our deepest creative impulses, an informative account of the modern-day engineer's experience of his/her profession.
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Author: Samuel C. Florman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312141042

Category: Science

Page: 205

View: 6337

Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering, Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavor rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft.
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Author: Samuel C. Florman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312025595

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 9073

Discusses how science and technology have virtually become national obsessions, and covers topics as diverse as the shuttle disaster, engineering ethics, and the promise and limits of technology
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A Life in Construction

Author: Samuel C. Florman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9517

Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings is an engaging memoir about one man's career in construction--rising to the top of an industry renowned for crime, corruption, violence, physical danger, and the chronic risk of financial catastrophe. Starting in the Navy Seabees at the end of WWII, Samuel C. Florman made his way as a general contractor in New York City through the period of explosive development, private exuberance and the historic growth of publicly supported housing--all amidst the rise of the notorious Mafia families, and evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. His storied career brought him into contact with a variety of personalities: politicians and civil servants, developers and technocrats, saintly do-gooders and corrupt rapscallions. Along with the rousing adventures there were satisfactions of a different sort: the enchantment of seeing architecture made real; the pride of creating housing, hospitals, schools, places of worship--shelter for the body and nourishment for the spirit.
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Die Evolution der Gebrauchsgegenstände

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034861893

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 342

View: 5650

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Author: Samuel C. Florman

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312139872

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 1523

The author of the classic The Existential Pleasures of Engineering now offers an exciting look at how engineering and engineers can shape the future of our society. Florman issues a clarion call to society, stating that individuals must awaken to the reality that the continuing quality of life is dependent upon increasingly creative technological solutions to the world's problems.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1514

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 9454

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Die geheimen Techniken im Karate

Author: Helmut Kogel

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer

ISBN: 3840325250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 1193

Geheime Techniken werden im Karate oft angesprochen, bleiben jedoch weitgehend unerschlossen. Dieses Buch führt systematisch in die Geheimnisse der Kampfkunst ein und orientiert sich dabei an den Techniken aus den traditionellen Karate Kata. Langjährige Studien bei Meistern aus Japan und Okinawa und bei Spezialisten aus anderen Ländern liegen dem aktuellen Buch zu Grunde. Die Zusammenhänge zwischen Kyushotechniken, der chinesischen Akupunktur und der westlichen Vorstellung über neurologische Funktionen werden erklärt. Anhand neuartiger Grafiken wird der Einstieg für den Leser wesentlich erleichtert. Zahlreiche Varianten von Techniken aus der Selbstverteidigung werden systematisch dargestellt und didaktisch neu aufgearbeitet. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die geheimen Techniken, die in den Kata des Karate verschlüsselt sind. Die Praktikabilität der Bunkai (Anwendungen) aus den Kata entscheidet über den Sinn der jeweiligen Interpretation. Es ist der Weg zurück zu den Wurzeln. "Wer den Weg Fluss aufwärts nicht geht, wird nie zur Quelle gelangen."
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Author: Jim Krause

Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 9783826613067

Category:

Page: 357

View: 838

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Author: Leon Gordis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932091636

Category: Epidemiology

Page: 365

View: 1487

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Die härtesten Fragen - die besten Antworten

Author: Martin John Yate

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593500396

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 6165

Unabhängig davon, auf welcher Stufe der Karriereleiter man steht – wer seinen potenziellen Arbeitgeber von sich überzeugen möchte, muss auf das Bewerbungsgespräch optimal vorbereitet sein. Bestsellerautor Martin John Yate zeigt in der grundlegend aktualisierten Neuausgabe seines Erfolgstitels nicht nur, wie man sich eine Einladung zum Bewerbungsgespräch sichert, souverän auf Stressfragen reagiert oder einen bleibenden positiven Eindruck hinterlässt. Er geht nun beispielsweise auch auf die schnelllebige Arbeitswelt ein und liefert 21 unschlagbare Networking-Strategien. So bekommen Sie den Job! »Das Buch gibt die besten Antworten auf über 100 kritische Fragen aus der Praxis.« Handelsblatt
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