Short Essay

I don’t know how to handle this Engineering question and need guidance.

That is the teacher requirements:

Each essay is to be based on a book selected by the student from the book list. This essay is not a “book report” but rather a personal analysis, critique, or commentary on what you learned and/or agreed/disagreed with. Grading will include format, grammar, and spelling. Essays to be printed using Arial 12 point, double spaced, 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. Essays must be submitted in pdf format. No course textbook is used. Each essay will be based upon a book to be selected by each student from the book list below. You will select 2 books (one for each essay).

– Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers (Weingardt) 2005, 165pp

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

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

-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 (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