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By Tom F. Peters

Ci . . . . il engineering has yet few admirers. Its works individual groped and battled with certain difficulties, are considered as feats of prowess and are both he rediscovers and in a undeniable experience accomplishes well-liked or abnarred. they're thought of to be an -archeological"' survey of his topic for the except basic issues and incomprehen first time. A Dufour arises from those pages who sible. like works of structure and town making plans, is not any longer the overall in keeping with Swiss they're absent from our basic cultural conscious legend, yet who's shaped in the course of the fluctuating ness. nevertheless, engineering doesn't procedures of mirrored image and experimentation attrad popularizers (in the main lofty feel of the earlier than our . . . . ery eyes, by way of the transformation of time period) both, so probably the 2 observations are notion into adion. Dufour hence attains a surpris in reality collectively explicatory. ing modemity and resembles these between us who And but, every now and then an individual seems to be who're now not sotisfied via pat solutions and who, in its place can lead the layman in the course of the maze of con of heading off the questions they come upon, use cepts and objeds, can clarify them with out them as a way to supply novel instruments."

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