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The book of massively epic engineering disasters / Sean Connolly.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
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 Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library J 507.8 CON (Text) 78551000376802 Juvenile Non-Fiction Checked out 12/20/2017
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch J 507.8 CON (Text) 78551000376803 Juvenile Non-Fiction Checked out 01/04/2018
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main ON-ORDER 1/CH (Text) ncstl9780761183945 On Order On order -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library j624.1 CONN (Text) 38650833373507 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The colossus of Rhodes -- Fidenae Stadium collapses -- The leaning tower of Pisa -- The tay bridge disaster -- The "nsinkable" Titanic -- The Boston molasses flood -- The Hinderburg crashes -- The Tacoma narrows bridge -- Sherman tanks get stuck -- Flight of the "Spruce goose" -- The plywood skyscraper -- Radial tires come unglued -- Whoops-the lake's gone -- The sinclair c5 stalls -- The Exxon Valdez oil spill -- The Paris airport collapse -- Chile's trapped miners -- The metrodome delates -- The 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.
Subject: System failures (Engineering)
Structural failures.
Science > Experiments.
Engineering > Juvenile literature.
Disasters > Juvenile literature.
Science > Experiments > Juvenile literature.

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