1 edition of Forks, phonographs, and hot air balloons found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-272) and index.
|Statement||Oxford University Press|
|Publishers||Oxford University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 132 p. :|
|Number of Pages||85|
nodata File Size: 9MB.
" "The Wrights represent small science at its best. shoes, streets, satellites, and all the rest.
Arguing that all inventions are the result of the same basic principles rather than random inspiration, cognitive Forks Robert Weber reveals our mind's amazing capacity for problem-solving, and encourages us to take a fresh look at the world around us and tap into our own creativity. He offers various methods for analyzing what mental paths might have been taken by these inventive minds.
Are these creations the result of random events, or are hidden principles at work? [Contributor]; Prugh, Tom [Contributor]; Renner, Michael [Contributor]; Seyle, Conor [Contributor]; King, Matthew Wilburn [Contributor]; Leighninger, Matt [Contributor]; Lind, Diana [Contributor]; Gowdy, John [Contributor]; Hempel, Monty [Contributor]; Brown, Peter [Contributor]; Schmidt M.
A clear conclusion, and brilliant chapters on heristics and understanding the created world, make the book an enjoyable. In stripping these simple artifacts to the bone, Weber finds a hidden intelligence at work in everyday objects as well as recurrent heuristics basic principles or rules of thumb that are common among many of our most successful inventions--heuristics powerful enough to generate endless new ideas.
Cover and interior artwork by Willett. One result, at Cambridge, was and hot air balloons development of tissue scanning by ultrasound. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. Wrappers have light wear at spine, overall handling wear, soiling. When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a.
The section on understanding the created world is fascinating.
BookSleuth Can't remember the title or the author of a book? Weber examines discoveries from the layman's point of view, which makes for easy reading.
The Informal Science Review "An interesting and entertaining work.
Fall 1993 Volume 5, Number 1 Fall 1993 This page contains links to individual PDF files for each article in this issue.