By David M. Harland

The first actual booklet on area platforms disasters written from an engineering standpoint.

Focuses at the explanations of the mess ups and discusses how the engineering wisdom base has been superior through the teachings realized.

Discusses non-fatal anomalies which don't impact the last word luck of a challenge, yet that are mess ups however.

Describes engineering points of the spacecraft, making this a helpful complementary reference paintings to standard engineering texts.

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