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wasoxygen  ·  2551 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fifty-Nine-Story Crisis

I agree, while I found Engineers of Dreams more grand, he is best when doing his version of "How It's Made" for paperclips and pencils.

The New Science of Strong Materials was an unexpectedly fascinating book in the genre, discovered on an old Top Ten List.