The Following is a booklist from Mechanical Engineering Magazine:

  • Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas by James Adams
  • FLying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings: The World of an Engineer by James Adams
  • Engineering and the Mind’s Eye by Eugene Ferguson
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman
  • The Existential Pleasures of Engineering by Samuel Florman
  • Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J.E. Gordon
  • The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
  • Invention by Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing by Henry Petroski
  • To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert Pirsig
  • What Engineers Know and How They Know it:Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History by Walter Vincenti