LOC National Book Festival (2010) - jef1000

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Henry Petroski speaks at the National Book Festival. Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University, where he specializes in the analysis of failure. His first of many books was “To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design.” He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has most recently written “The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems” (Knopf).
The 10th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jeff Malet).

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