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PODCAST: Q&A with Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester
416 pp.
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Guns. Gene splicing. The Large Hadron Collider. Without precise engineering, none of these innovations would exist. This week on the Science podcast, Simon Winchester discusses the origins of technological precision and the implications of our modern obsession with it.

To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast page.

About the author

Jennifer Golbeck is at the Social Intelligence Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.