The Book Of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based On History's Greatest Blunders

September 5, 2017|
The Book Of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based On History's Greatest Blunders by Sean Connolly
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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.

 

Sean Connolly is the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, and The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, and dozens of other books for both children and adults. A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments.  
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Title:The Book Of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based On History's Great...Format:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.13 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.13 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761183949

ISBN - 13:9780761183945

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