Volume 37, Issue 1 (January 1992)
A Review of Forensic Engineering Reconstruction of Accidents
On first reading this book the reviewers were somewhat disappointed. After reflecting on the material presented, we realized that we had been expecting a technical expose on engineering principles, and the book fell short of that expectation. Although some basic formulas are presented, the book seems to be intended as a discourse on the fundamentals of technical investigations rather than the typical formula derivation, example, and solution philosophy. As such, this narrative overview of forensic engineering investigations is very well written and presents the reader with a refreshing and interesting approach to technical literature. Although this book cannot be fully appreciated by the novice investigator, the experienced forensic engineer will find many areas worth rereading.