a one page paper about reading a book 3

This essay is to be based on a book selected by the student from the book list:

Circles in the Sky: The Life and Times of George Ferris (Weingardt) 2009, 162pp

America Transformed: Engineering and Technology in the Nineteenth Century (Herrin) 2002, 185pp

Designed for Dry Feet: Flood Protection and Land Reclamation in the Netherlands (Hoeksema) 2006, 148pp

The Salton Sea: An Account of Harriman’s fight with the Colorado River (Kennan) 1917, 148pp

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (Reisner) 1984, 674pp Silent Spring: The birth of pesticide awareness (Carson) 1962, 400pp

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (Gore) 1991, 407pp

An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming (Gore) 2004, 192pp

Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers (Layne) 2009, 247pp

This essay is not a “book report” nor is it a summary of what the author says. It MUST be a PERSONAL analysis, critique, or commentary on what you learned and/or agreed/disagreed with. You may include sections describing what surprised you, what inspired you, what you disliked, etc. Grading will include format, grammar, and spelling. Essays to be printed using Arial 12 point, double spaced, point, and shall be one complete page (maximum and minimum of 1 page – 1 side of 1 piece of paper). No title page is allowed. Citations are not required. The essays must be the student’s own original work.