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The World's Most Amazing Dams
     

The World's Most Amazing Dams

by Ann Weil
 

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What is an embankment dam? Where is the Itaipu Dam located? What do the fish ladders in the Three Gorges Dam do? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing dams!

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What is an embankment dam? Where is the Itaipu Dam located? What do the fish ladders in the Three Gorges Dam do? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing dams!

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Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
Powerful, massive, and costly dams around the world are described in this nonfiction book. Nine dams are presented with stunning pictures, captivating side bars, and text. In an easy-to-read format, this book explains the purposes, types, and composition of dams. Examples of an embankment dam, a curved dam, and a gravity dam are contained in this excellent book which could be used for research. This is one in the "Top Ten Landmarks" series. Information is included about the following dams: Aswan Dam, Hoover Dam, Itaipu Dam, Three Gorges Dam, Grand Coulee Dam, Alqueva Dam, Nurek Dam, Inguri Dam, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, as well as information describing dam disasters. Phenomenal aerial views of the dams capture the immensity of the structures. Students interested in engineering and ecology will find the facts in this book captivating. Throughout the book, words are highlighted in bold for further definition in the glossary. A handy index is included as well as a page of online and book resources for further study of this fascinating subject. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942555
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Landmark Top Tens
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
511,010
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
NC860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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