One of the coolest books about engineering that can be understood by almost anyone.
I must admit that I read it only because it was on the recommended reading list by Elon Musk.
But the book is really easy to follow.
J.E. Gordon is a great author taking the reader for the adventure in the world of Civil Engineering.
After reading it you will understand some of the mysteries behind a human skeleton, bridges, medieval cathedrals, and many others.