Book Review: Inventing for the Rest of Us. A New Zealand Guide by Chris Fraser

Liam Butler

Liam has been reviewing books, movies and music for a bit of light relief since his student days.

Chris Fraser is often asked how to do something.  He is good at making engineering problems understandable and solvable.  He has a superb ability to explain engineering principles and project methodologies so that the reader can understand what makes things tick, boil, explode and work.

Inventing for the rest of us is recommended support material for the first year Bachelor of Engineering Students at Massey University.  It is a book for Men who want to make and maintain their own stuff.  Chris is qualified in analytical chemistry and has spent over two decades working with international quality systems.  His academic experience and expertise in processes provides an excellent foundation for Chris to clearly explain how to go about inventing things.  Physics calculations, radioactive dating, presumptions and assumptions are amongst the topics covered.

Chris’s insight into how to harbour creativity is worth the price of the book alone...

“Mistakes remind us that we are all human.  A person must acknowledge their own faults and weaknesses before they can continue on successfully with a project, otherwise useful energy can be lost in denying that you made a mistake in the first place.  Resentment towards other people can prevent the flow of useful information.  If you constantly deny making any mistakes you will become your own worst obstacle in life.”

Inventing For the Rest of Us - A New Zealand Guide (Chris Fraser)

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  • jacki says
    Fraser has done brilliant job by writing a book review. I'm not an engineering student infect I have writing service online work but this review of his has made me learn and understand the principles of engineering so well that I have never known before. This review will be very helpful for the students who study his book in their course.
  • New Member says
    I think that inventing is something that you do for uk assignment help reviews reviews and you need to be good at it. It will help you a lot and can be something that we all need to work on.

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