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

Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
The Engineer's Wife
Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
The Unicorn Project
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Someone Builds the Dream
The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow
Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters
Clean Architecture
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
The Design of Everyday Things
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
The Art of Electronics
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
Introduction to Algorithms
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Space Settlements by Gerard K. O'NeillCosmopolis by Howard MansfieldYour Flying Car Awaits by Paul MiloThe Usborne Book of the Future by Kenneth W. Gatland2010 by Geoffrey Hoyle
Retrofuturism (nonfiction)
29 books — 6 voters
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Telecommunications (Non-Fiction)
46 books — 10 voters

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Water Engineering
19 books — 9 voters
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Best Technology Books
15 books — 4 voters

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Romance Novels with STEM Heroines
174 books — 105 voters

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