Engineering for Success by Building on Failure

In a new book, To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, engineer Henry Petroski chronicles disasters from the sinking of the Titanic to the destruction of space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. Petroski discusses why these accidents are often caused by factors other than a design flaw.

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Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is a Professor of Civil Engineering and History at Duke University. He is based in Durham, North Carolina.