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Written by Ian Graham

ISBN: 978-0-531-13199-2

List Price: $29.00

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Did you know that a bridge made of 104,500 water bottles spans Romania’s Bega River, or that the first underground railway opened in London over 150 years ago? We have needed ways to cross valleys, rivers, and mountains for as long as there have been people on Earth. Over time, scientists and engineers began to understand the laws of nature that apply to bridges and tunnels. They understood the strengths and weaknesses of materials better, too – and began to create new ones, like concrete and steel. This fascinating guide to bridges and tunnels explores unique examples of each, what they’re made of, and all of the unexpected twists and turns taken in their development. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.
Item #: 680959
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2019
Format: Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 9-1/2
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
Dewey #: 624
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • Fascinating Facts offer additional chunks of bite-sized information
  • Can you believe it? boxes provide mind-blowing facts about the topic
  • Try It Yourself boxes suggest simple experiments readers can carry out to learn more about the subject
  • Why It Works boxes explain the scientific processes that enable feats of engineering to function as intended
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book