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Canals and dams : investigate feats of engineering

Author: Donna Latham; Andrew Christensen
Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from ancient aqueducts to the Suez Canal and the Hoover Dam. Includes activities and projects to encourage children to explore the engineering process.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Latham; Andrew Christensen
ISBN: 1619301652 9781619301658 1619301695 9781619301696
OCLC Number: 812068094
Cast: Ages 9+
Description: vi, 122 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Timeline --
Introduction --
Engineering and thinking big --
Building big: the physics of canals --
Amazing canals --
Canal catastrophes --
Building big: the physics of dams --
Amazing dams --
Dam disasters.
Other Titles: Investigate feats of engineering
Responsibility: Donna Latham ; illustrated by Andrew Christensen.
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Introduces civil engineering through twenty-five simple experiments that explore such concepts as Newton's third law of motion, buoyancy, and centrifugal force.  Read more...

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Leslie Brunell, PhD, PE, Associate Teaching Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology "Canals and Dams introduces the young reader to engineering in a unique, creative and thorough manner. This book Read more...

 
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