Adam Nevilles reputation as a world leading expert on concrete technology is unquestioned. In this, his final book on concrete he demonstrates the radical thinking that sets him apart through incisive reflections and forecasts. Standard books on concrete often have an encyclopaedic approach and proceed from science to practice but this book is not standard. The author looks at a problem or an issue, and discusses the underlying scientific and technological aspects, including broader contextual topics. Adam Neville describes this as looking at concrete through the wrong end of the telescope, which contributes to a better understanding of concrete practice and to better concrete in practice.