Curious about how coastal engineering works in the Great Lakes? Check out one or more of these books. If you are already know your way around the watershed, consider volunteering to work with Racine seventh-graders in our B-WET program. (See article on this page.)

Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work by Shannon Hunt; illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017.

Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge by Gary Griggs. Oakland, Calif.: University of California Press, 2017.

Water Resources Engineering by Ray K. Linsley, Joseph B. Franzini, David L. Freyberg and George Tchobanoglous. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice by Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, and Christopher Fleming. Boca Raton, Fla.: Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2018.

Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure: An Audit of Local Codes and Ordinances by Kate Morgan, Julia Noordyk and Juli Beth Hinds. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, 2017.

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