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The book of massively epic engineering disasters / Sean Connolly.

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  • 4 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler j507 CON (Text) 34044000927523 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville J 507 (Text) 78321000026733 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville J 507.8 CON (Text) 37323005314409 CHILD_NON In transit -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library J 507.8 CON (Text) 78551000376802 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle J624.171 CONN (Text) 39231033445822 Children's New Materials Collection Checked out 07/10/2018
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library j624.1 CONN (Text) 38650833373507 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield j507 Connolly (Text) 78292000369965 Children's New Book Collection Checked out 06/19/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780761183945 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0761183949 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Colossus of Rhodes -- Fidenae Stadium collapses -- Leaning tower of Pisa -- Tay bridge disaster -- The "nsinkable" Titanic -- Boston molasses flood -- Hinderburg crashes -- Tacoma narrows bridge -- Sherman tanks get stuck -- Flight of the "Spruce goose" -- Plywood skyscraper -- Radial tires come unglued -- Whoops-the lake's gone -- Sinclair c5 stalls -- Exxon Valdez oil spill -- Paris airport collapse -- Chile's trapped miners -- Metrodome delates -- Infamous "Fryscraper".
Summary, etc.:
"It's hands-on science with a capital "E"--for engineering. Beginning with the toppling of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, to the destructive, laserlike sunbeams bouncing off London's infamous "Fryscraper" in 2013, here is an illustrated tour of the greatest engineering disasters in history, from the bestselling author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science. Each engineering disaster includes a simple, exciting experiment or two using everyday household items to explain the underlying science and put learning into action. Understand the Titanic's demise by sinking an ice-cube-tray ocean liner in the bathtub. Stomp on a tube of toothpaste to demonstrate what happens to non-Newtonian fluids under pressure--and how a ruptured tank sent a tsunami of molasses through the streets of Boston in 1919. From why the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans to the fatal design flaw in the Sherman tank, here's a book of science at its most riveting"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1100L Lexile
Subject: System failures (Engineering)
Structural failures.
Science > Experiments.
Engineering > Juvenile literature.
Disasters > Juvenile literature.
Science > Experiments > Juvenile literature.

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