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Children's Nonfiction Architecture

Fantastic Feats and Failures

by (author) Editors of YES Mag

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2004
Category
Architecture, Physics
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553376330
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553376347
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $9.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Astronauts on Apollo 13 averted disaster with the help of duct tape. The design of the Sydney Opera House was based on the segments of an orange. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge swayed so much it was nicknamed “Galloping Gertie.” From genius designs to deadly design-flaws, the story of engineering is full of oddities and surprises. Fantastic Feats and Failures includes bridge and dome-building projects, and other activities to test your engineering know-how.

About the author

Editors of YES Mag YES Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids is an award-winning periodical that makes science, technology, engineering and mathematics exciting and fun for kids.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Science Writing Award, American Institute of Physics
  • Commended, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Winner, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students , National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council.
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award
  • Runner-up, Book of the Year Award, ForeWord Magazine

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