- To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design (1985) 
- Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering (1994) 
- Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and The Spanning of America (1995) 
He also wrote a salient op-ed after the 2007 bridge failure in Minneapolis: Learning from bridge failure. 
Some interesting reading -- if a little dry -- on bridges that fall down and other engineering failures
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