Engineering

Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise") is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application. ...more

The Engineer's Wife
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value
The Unicorn Project
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow
Energy and Civilization: A History
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem
Jabari Tries
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
The Design of Everyday Things
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
The Art of Electronics
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants
Introduction to Algorithms
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
MATLAB Programming for Engineers by Stephen J. ChapmanEssentials of MATLAB Programming by Stephen J. ChapmanIntroduction to MATLAB for Engineers by William J. Palm IIIText Mining with Matlab by Rafael E. BanchsAn Engineers Guide to Matlab by Edward B. Magrab
Best MATLAB books
12 books — 7 voters
Cosmos by Carl SaganA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingPale Blue Dot by Carl SaganThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksThe Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Science Writing
255 books — 172 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootQuiet by Susan CainFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,466 books — 1,174 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootStiff by Mary RoachThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumBonk by Mary RoachSpook by Mary Roach
Popular Science Books Written By Women
174 books — 63 voters
The STREAM TONE by T. GillingWeaving the Web by Tim Berners-LeeJulian Assange - The Unauthorised Autobiography by Julian AssangeFuture Perfect by Steven JohnsonThe Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It by Jonathan L. Zittrain
The World Wide Web (Non-Fiction)
11 books — 9 voters


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