Engineering Bridges: Connecting the World

Engineering Bridges: Connecting the World

by Pendred E. Noyce


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This book fills a gap between picture books for elementary students and technical books about bridges at the college level. It provides a readable and comprehensive illustrated guide to bridges of the world, with attention to different designs (arch, beam, truss, cantilever, suspension, cable-stayed) and materials (wood, stone, iron, steel, concrete, and even roots, grass, and plastic). Design challenges, technical advances, and environmental concerns are addressed with examples drawn from across the world and across the centuries. Fun chapters include those on movable bridges, pedestrian bridges, and bridge disasters. The style is friendly and accessible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943431496
Publisher: Tumblehome, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Series: Gateway to Engineering Series
Edition description: None
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, science education leader, and author of twelve books for young people, including three NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book award winners.

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