Engineering

Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise") is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.

The Most Magnificent Thing
You Don't Know JS: Up & Going
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
Two Problems for Sophia
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
Designing Data-Intensive Applications
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Doll-E 1.0
Game Engine Black Book, Wolfenstein 3D
Energy: A Human History
The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague
Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
The Design of Everyday Things
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
The Art of Electronics
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
Brave New World
The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach with Student Resource DVD
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
The Manager's Path by Camille FournierManaging Humans by Michael LoppLeadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom by Paul Sean HillThe Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek
Engineering Manager Reading List
16 books — 3 voters
The Principia by Isaac NewtonCosmos by Carl SaganThe Double Helix by James D. WatsonOn the Nature of the Universe by LucretiusNatural History by Pliny the Elder
Science Through History
169 books — 4 voters

Conceptual Blockbusting by James L. AdamsSoftware Measurement Guidebook by Software Productivity Conso...Programming Pearls by Jon L. BentleyFacts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. GlassSoftware Project Survival Guide by Steve McConnell
Code Complete Reading Plan
20 books — 2 voters
Rise of the Robots by Martin FordSuperintelligence by Nick BostromHomo Deus by Yuval Noah HarariThe Second Machine Age by Erik BrynjolfssonIrresistible by Adam Alter
Future Technology (Non-Fiction)
43 books — 46 voters

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Popular Science Books Written By Women
134 books — 54 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittQuiet by Susan CainThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
767 books — 568 voters


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