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The science of a bridge collapse

Author: Nikole Brooks Bethea
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2015]
Series: 21st century skills library., Disaster science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. The chapters examine historical bridge collapses, explain how bridges are designed and built and show how scientists and engineers are working to prevent future collapses. Diagrams, charts and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bethea, Nikole Brooks.
Science of a bridge collapse
(DLC) 2014004029
(OCoLC)869881373
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikole Brooks Bethea
ISBN: 9781631377136 1631377132 9781633623002 1633623009 9781631377587 1631377582
OCLC Number: 898033607
Target Audience: Age 11.; Grades 4 to 6.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction to bridge collapses --
Collapse by scour --
Collapse by overloading --
Collapse by environmental forces --
Collapse by collision.
Series Title: 21st century skills library., Disaster science.
Responsibility: by Nikole Brooks Bethea.
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This book discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. The chapters examine historical bridge collapses, explain how bridges are designed and built and show how scientists and engineers are working to prevent future collapses. Diagrams, charts and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

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