Getting Your Fill Construction of and on Compacted Fills by Edward J. Monahan; John Wiley & Sons, N.Y.; 1986; 192 pages; $37.95, hardcover. Building compacted fills is a fairly common problem, common enough that Edward Monahan, a registered engineer and professor, saw the need to write a book on the subject. According to the preface the book is directed toward constructors and other nonspecialists, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject on the part of his readers. Later he adds another readership category, that of young engineers and technicians who are likely to be working as field inspectors. In my view this is really Monahan's primary audience, as I found the discussion going over my head (as a typical nonspecialist)