Thursday, August 31, 2006

This week

One year ago Hurricane Katrina was pounding the gulf coast. Read more about it in On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina and find out why New Orleans was at such profound risk in An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature. For more books about Katrina: Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Use Engineering Village at for engineering related Katrina articles such as Restoring Katrina-ravaged bridges

On August 31, 1897, Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetoscope, the forerunner of the motion-picture film projector.

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