The book of massively epic engineering disasters

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Workman Publishing,
Pub. Date:
2017.
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English
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DANGER: This book contains detailed information about the most legendary engineering disasters of all time! Ever wonder why Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa has been slowly toppling over for centuries? Stack books on a foundation of paper balls to learn about rickety building foundations and center of mass. How about the 15-foot-high tidal wave of molasses that tore through the streets of Boston in the Great Molasses Flood of 1919? Karate chop a full tube of toothpaste (outside!) to demonstrate the messy behavior of non-Newtonian fluids. With The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters , kids get active with a fun, illustrated tour through the physics and technology of crumbling buildings, sinking ships, wobbly bridges, mud-stuck tanks, and much more. Covering a wide range of snafus, mishaps, and outright disasters throughout history.
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9780761183945
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display_description "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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subject_facet Disasters, Disasters -- Juvenile literature, Engineering -- Juvenile literature, Science -- Experiments, Science -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature, Structural failures, System failures (Engineering)
title_display The book of massively epic engineering disasters
title_full The book of massively epic engineering disasters / Sean Connolly
title_short The book of massively epic engineering disasters
topic_facet Disasters, Engineering, Experiments, Science, Structural failures, System failures (Engineering)