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

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

bySean Connolly

Paper over Board | September 5, 2017

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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…Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:256 pages, 9.13 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761183949

ISBN - 13:9780761183945

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“A new collection from an old hand at designing intriguing STEM activities that will entertain as well as enlighten.”—Kirkus Reviews

“With ever-advancing technology present in the lives of readers, this text provides the chance for aspiring architects, engineers, and other problem solvers to understand past mistakes before building future wonders.” —School Library Journal