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By Tom F. Peters

Ci . . . . il engineering has yet few admirers. Its works individual groped and battled with exact difficulties, are considered as feats of prowess and are both he rediscovers and in a definite experience accomplishes well-known or abnarred. they're thought of to be an -archeological"' survey of his topic for the except common matters and incomprehen first time. A Dufour arises from those pages who sible. like works of structure and town making plans, isn't any longer the overall in line with Swiss they're absent from our normal cultural acutely aware legend, yet who's shaped in the course of the fluctuating ness. nevertheless, engineering doesn't methods of mirrored image and experimentation attrad popularizers (in the main lofty experience of the prior to our . . . . ery eyes, by means of the transformation of time period) both, so probably the 2 observations are inspiration into adion. Dufour therefore attains a surpris actually together explicatory. ing modemity and resembles these between us who And but, every now and then a person seems who're no longer sotisfied through pat solutions and who, as a substitute can lead the layman during the maze of con of fending off the questions they come upon, use cepts and objeds, can clarify them with no them as a method to provide novel instruments."

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