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Industry feature: Book explores the history of concrete

News-concretebookAuthor Robert Courtland takes readers on a trip through history in “Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material.” From ancient Romans to Thomas Edison, to Frank Lloyd Wright, Courtland explores the story of concrete and its main ingredient, cement.

“Courland easily and seamlessly covers the science, technology, craft, and architectural expression in the invention and use of concrete with precision and lively prose, describing both the best and the worst examples of its use over the ages and in the present,” says reviewer Randolph Langenbach, former senior analyst in response and recovery at FEMA, author of Don’t Tear It Down!

> Concrete Planet on Amazon

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