TITLE: Henry Petroski: 2010 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Henry Petroski
EVENT DATE: 09/25/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Engineer and professor Henry Petroski speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Henry 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). He lives in North Carolina and Maine.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2010