Retired U.S. Army Major Gen. Gregg F. Martin, construction unit commander during the Iraq War, in Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness, reaches out to military, construction and business leaders and others to better understand the destructive
nature of bipolar disorders, warning flags and how to get help.
Jessie Singer, author of “There Are No Accidents” (Simon & Schuster, 336 pages), works for a nonprofit dedicated to making cities safer for pedestrians and cyclists, but her views of error and accidents go far beyond urban life and cars.
Sometimes the most important ideas take a long time to sink in. Two books that have helped to reshape ideas about occupational safety, published by the same academic press in 2014 and 2012, are Sidney Dekker’s The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’ and Todd Conklin’s Pre-Accident Investigations.
Some 28 years after a portrait of Bechtel Corp. attributed much of the success of the family-owned contracting giant to its skill at influence-peddling, author Sally Denton unveils a 436-page tome that extends much of that story line to today.
Equal parts transportation-planning compendium, autobiography and love letter to New York City, "Street Smart" (Perseus Books Group) lays out Sam Schwartz's vision for the future of multimodal and multinodal transportation systems.
Nearly a decade before the Brooklyn Bridge opened for business, tunnelers successfully bored 25,081 ft, or roughly five miles, through the Hoosac Mountain in western Massachusetts. For more than 40 years after opening in 1875, it was the longest tunnel in North America.
Image Courtesy Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes Related Links: COWED Denis Hayes Developed a Model for Office Buildings to Rely on Nature for Their Needs Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013 "To cow" means, among other things, to frighten with threats, to intimate and to overawe. The noun "cow" means, among other things, mature female cattle, especially domesticated cattle. "To have a cow" means to be amazed, angered or upset.A thoughtful presentation of the negative impacts of domesticated cows, "Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture