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Engineers of Dreams by Henry Petroski
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This book was interesting but not compelling. Although I generally enjoyed what I read, I had to force myself to keep turning the pages. I would have appreciated a little more technical information on how the bridges "work." At least qualitatively, I wish the book would diagram some of the "broad strokes" of how the components of the bridge work to resist loads of wind and gravity. If you want to understand why the design of bridges evolved, this book doesn't really have enough technical detail to answer that question.
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Reading Progress

December 26, 2015 – Shelved
December 26, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
December 26, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 14, 2016 – Started Reading
July 18, 2016 –
page 67
13.51%
July 24, 2016 –
page 122
24.6%
August 11, 2016 –
page 168
33.87%
September 7, 2016 –
page 370
74.6%
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: technology
September 8, 2016 – Shelved as: history
September 8, 2016 – Finished Reading

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