The Civilized Engineer

  • Filename: the-civilized-engineer.
  • ISBN: 9781466868571
  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Civil engineer Samuel C. Florman's The Civilized Engineer is aimed at both those observing and commenting externally on engineering, and the practicing engineer—to reveal something of the art behind great engineering achievements, and to stimulate debate upon the author's hypothesis that "in its moment of ascendance, engineering is faced with the trivialization of its purpose and the debasement of its practice."

The Introspective Engineer

  • Filename: the-introspective-engineer.
  • ISBN: 0312151527
  • Release Date: 1996-12-15
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher: Macmillan

The author of The Existential Pleasures of Engineering argues that our world's leaders must adopt an engineering mindset in designing solutions to moral and social problems that fit within the constraints of time, materials, and money.

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

  • Filename: the-existential-pleasures-of-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9780285642508
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Samuel Florman
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press

Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession. A deeply insightful and refreshingly unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavour rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. Opposing the "anti-technology" stance, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even amusing philosophy of engineering that boasts of pride in his craft. Why, asks Samuel Florman, has engineering sunk into such disfavour? Can engineers be blamed for pollution, the desecration of the landscape, a lack of taste? Samuel Florman is himself a distinguished and erudite engineer and he sets out to dispel the myth that has darkened the image of his profession, celebrating it as a vital, living force that is an essential part of human nature, rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. We are all dependent on engineers and the benefits they can provide, in opposing the fashionable 'anti-technology' stance, Florman emerges triumphantly with a creative, practical and fun philosophy of engineering that will boost his profession. Stimulating and illuminating, this book opens our eyes to the inner need to build, invent and manipulate, which only engineering can satisfy. This is essential reading for all who seek to understand their primal instincts. An eloquent, witty and perceptive celebration of our deepest creative impulses, an informative account of the modern-day engineer's experience of his/her profession.

Engineering and humanities

  • Filename: engineering-and-humanities.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015013834885
  • Release Date: 1982-05-11
  • Number of pages: 503
  • Author: James Hamilton Schaub
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

A thought provoking discussion of the humanities in the classical sense and their interaction with engineering. Offers a wide choice of readings drawn from a range of sources in literature, philosophy, the fine arts, and engineering. Includes descriptive materials and introductions to readings.

A Writer s Handbook for Engineers

  • Filename: a-writer-s-handbook-for-engineers.
  • ISBN: 0495244821
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 588
  • Author: David A. McMurrey
  • Publisher: Cl-Engineering

This handbook covers numerous types of common writing projects likely to be found in a career as an engineering student or a practicing engineer. Support is given in document-development efforts by a useful variety of tools to plan, develop, format and finalize engineering writing projects. Plenty of examples from engineering fields and disciplines are given, specializing the content to engineering students while still covering the basic mechanics of writing with a wide range of writing-related topics.

Sons of Martha

  • Filename: sons-of-martha.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015015469938
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Number of pages: 596
  • Author: Augustine J. Fredrich
  • Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

Explores the history and heritage, the people, the projects and the ethics involved in the development of the civil engineering profession. This anthology discusses topics, such as the art of engineering, the role of the engineer in society, and the development of engineering education. It also examines the field and its relationship with society.


  • Filename: proceedings.
  • ISBN: UCSD:31822015751787
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: American Society for Engineering Education. Conference
  • Publisher:

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