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The book of massively epic engineering disasters, Sean Connolly

Label
The book of massively epic engineering disasters
Title
The book of massively epic engineering disasters
Statement of responsibility
Sean Connolly
Title variation
Massively epic engineering disasters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connolly, Sean
Dewey number
624.1/71
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA169.5
LC item number
.C66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System failures (Engineering)
  • Disasters
  • Structural failures
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Disasters
  • Science
  • Disasters
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Machinery & Tools
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The book of massively epic engineering disasters, Sean Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 colossus of Rhodes
  • The infamous "Fryscraper"
  • 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
Control code
ocn967202919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780761183945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017037722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967202919
Label
The book of massively epic engineering disasters, Sean Connolly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 colossus of Rhodes
  • The infamous "Fryscraper"
  • 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
Control code
ocn967202919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780761183945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017037722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967202919

Library Locations

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      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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