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Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works, Projects and Principles for Beginners
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- Amazon Sales Rank: #116633 in Books
- Brand: Chicago Review Press
- Published on: 2000-10-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.00" h x .40" w x 7.00" l, .70 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 129 pages
Gr. 6-12. Future engineers, math enthusiasts, and students seeking ideas for science projects will all be fascinated by this book, which is filled with engineering "projects and principles for beginners." Facts about dams and bridges segue into information about water transportation and irrigation, and eventually into a chapter that answers the question, "What happens when I flush the toilet?" Other sections deal with highways, railroads, electrical circuitry, and garbage disposal. Simple line drawings unobtrusively enhance descriptions in the text, and there are specific, step-by-step ideas for engineering experiments that usually require only simple household objects. Each chapter ends with a brief list of suggested further activities that encompass geography, writing, geometry, and even history. A source of both general information and activities that can be used across the curriculum. Roger Leslie
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“A terrific book to help you answer those tough questions about everyday structures in an urban environment...filled with useful drawings and pictures...loaded with experiments, design projects and construction diagrams.” —Demolition
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great educational and fun book for a budding engineer
Excellent book for my 10 year old grandson. He loves building and wants to learn as much as possible about the science behind it. This gives a clear written picture regarding engineering, followed up with experiments to do on your own to visually learn the concept. I purchased a used copy that arrived in excellent, like new condition.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Helpful Teacher's Guide
By Jiang Xueqin
This is a very helpful guide for teachers who want to give their K-6 students a broad overview of urban infrastructure. The writing is clear and crisp, and there are a lot of accompanying diagrams and examples.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Practical engineering book for younger readers.
By Josh D.
A practical and fundamental look at complex building methods. This book has brief but factual details and some "labs" that can be done at home with very few materials. I believe the intended audience is for middle and high school students.