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Built to Last: Building America's Amazing Bridges, Dams, Tunnels, and Skyscrapers

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The stories of America's most magnificent canals, highways, dams, bridges, and skyscrapers.

Americans didn't let mountains stand in the way of trade with the American West--they tunneled right through them to make the Cascade Tunnel and Hoosac Tunnel. When water and power were needed, they built huge dams, such as the Fort Peck Dam and the Hoover Dam. Faced with water to cross, they built beautiful bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. And the American character is best reflected by the building it invented, the skyscraper. BUILT TO LAST profiles 17 architectural and engineering marvels, from the Erie Canal to Boston's Big Dig.

Synopsis:

Learn how the Erie Canal and the Transcontinental Railroad advanced the western migration. This narrative profiles 17 architectural and engineering marvels, and the architects and engineers who made them possible. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439517379
Publisher:
Scholastic Nonfiction
Subject:
History
Author:
Sullivan, George
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Architecture
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Technical
Subject:
Civil engineering
Subject:
Science & Technology - History
Subject:
Technology -- History.
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Civil engineering -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Architecture -- United States -- History.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9 x 12 in
Age Level:
09-12

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