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The book of massively epic engineering disasters

Author: Sean Connolly
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2017]. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Connolly, Sean
The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters : 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History's Greatest Blunders
New York : Workman Publishing Company,c2017
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Connolly
ISBN: 9781523501953 1523501952
OCLC Number: 1002015809
Notes: "33 thrilling experiments for young scientists"--Cover.
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Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication and Thanks; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Colossus of Rhodes; Experiment 1: All Shook Up; Experiment 2: Hold That Pose; Chapter 2: Fidenae Stadium Collapses; Experiment 3: From the Ground Up; Experiment 4: Weighing the Possibilities; Chapter 3: The Leaning Tower of Pisa; Experiment 5: Will It Tip?; Experiment 6: It's Sinking In; Chapter 4: The Collapsing Cathedral; Experiment 7: Flying High; Chapter 5: The Tay Bridge Disaster; Experiment 8: Wind Load; Experiment 9: Snap, Crackle . . .; Chapter 6: The ""Unsinkable"" Titanic Experiment 10: Staying AfloatExperiment 11: Overflow!; Chapter 7: The Boston Molasses Flood; Experiment 12: Holding Up to Pressure; Experiment 13: Slow as Molasses; Chapter 8: The Hindenburg Crashes; Experiment 14: Don't Give Me Static; Experiment 15: Down In Flames; Chapter 9: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge; Experiment 16: Damping Tactics; Chapter 10: Sherman Tanks Get Stuck; Experiment 17: Elephant's Footprint; Chapter 11: Flight of the ""Spruce Goose""; Experiment 18: Pressure Drop; Experiment 19: "Drag" Racing; Chapter 12: The Plywood Skyscraper; Experiment 20: Blowing Hot and Cold Experiment 21: Into the SwingChapter 13: Radial Tires Come Unglued; Experiment 22: Corrosion Damage; Experiment 23: Spinning Out; Chapter 14: Whoops-The Lake's Gone; Experiment 24: The Violent Vortex; Chapter 15: The Sinclair CS Stalls; Experiment 25: Taking Things Wide; Experiment 26: Onward and Upward?; Chapter 16: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill; Experiment 27: Double Hulls; Chapter 17: The Paris Airport Collapse; Experiment 28: Metal Expansion; Chapter 18: Chile's Trapped Miners; Experiment 29: Stay On Target; Chapter 19: The Metrodome Deflates; Experiment 30: The Pressure's On Experiment 31: Why A Dome?Chapter 20: The Infamous ""Fryscraper""; Experiment 32: Reflect or Absorb?; Experiment 33: The Umbrella Oven; Afterword; At A Glance; Photo Credits; Genius At Work! Other Books by Sean Connolly . . .
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