The Engines of Our Ingenuity

The Engines of Our Ingenuity

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This book explores the nature of creativity in engineering and technology, and how it relates to creativity in art or science. Lienhard has for ten years done a twice-weekly radio show, carried on about 35 NPR stations, consisting of 3-minute essays on technology. He uses the substance of selected segments of his radio program to create a continuous narrative presenting his insights on technological creativity. This book has the same title as his radio program, to further draw the attention of his one million listeners.Do you remember the lovely old wood plane, made of brass and tool steel a€” the array of adjustment knobs, the beautifully formed wooden ... A nearly invisible item was, for centuries, essential in the use of textiles: the ordinary straight pin.

Title:The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Author:John H. Lienhard
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2003-04-10


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