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  • 1.  What book(s) are you bringing to the beach?

    Posted 06-30-2021 05:56 PM
    In past summers, ASCE has sought to entertain by providing recommended books for the civil engineer vacationer! You can check out this years list here. With the holiday weekend fast approaching and travel restrictions lifting, I wanted to start a thread for you to share the books you will be enjoying this summer. Please share you recommendations below. 

    We've had some great threads on this topic before. Get ideas from this thread.

    Tirza Austin
    Manager, Online Community
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191

  • 2.  RE: What book(s) are you bringing to the beach?

    Posted 09-16-2021 06:07 PM
    Well, here it is September and beach season is winding down.  I read No One Had a Tongue to Speak by Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten.  It's about a largely forgotten 1979 dam failure which killed 25,000 persons by some estimates.  Nonfiction, but nicely written and engaging like a novel.

    Dudley McFadden P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
    Principal Civil Engineer
    Roseville CA