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Astronauts on Apollo 13 averted disaster with the help of duct tape. The design of the Sydney Opera House was based on the segments of an orange. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge swayed so much it was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie." From genius designs to deadly design-flaws, the story of engineering is full of oddities and surprises. Fantastic Feats and Failures includes bridge and dome-building projects, and other activities to test your engineering know-how.
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YES Mag: Canada?s Science Magazine for Kids is an award-winning periodical that makes science, technology, engineering and mathematics exciting and fun for kids.From Booklist:
Gr. 4-8. From the editors of the Canadian magazine YES Mag: Canada's Science Magazine for Kids, this large-format book spotlights 20 notable highs and lows in engineering. The "feats" celebrated include the Sydney Opera House, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Canadarm (a huge, Canadian-built robotic arm used for repairs in space). Among the "failures" are the space shuttle Challenger, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Hubble Space Telescope fall into both categories. Well organized and engagingly written, the one- to four-page chapters present good overall views of these endeavors as well as amusing and intriguing details of their design and construction. Excellent photos, most in color, illustrate the places and events discussed, while colorful drawings visually represent concepts such as the elevations of water and locks along the Panama Canal. There isn't much about engineering in kids' books; this is a lively introduction. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Kids Can Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1553376331
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-1553376331