Engineering Bridges (Innbundet)

Connecting the World


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 184
Forlag: Tumblehome Learning
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781943431496
Omtale Engineering Bridges
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.

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