The World's Most Amazing Dams

Overview

What is an embankment dam?

When was the Hoover Dam built?

Which dam in the U.S. produces the most electricity?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Dams. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens series takes you all over the world to explore the world's most fascinating ...

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Overview

What is an embankment dam?

When was the Hoover Dam built?

Which dam in the U.S. produces the most electricity?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Dams. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens series takes you all over the world to explore the world's most fascinating landmarks. Prepare for an amazing journey!

Each book includes:

stunning images and detailed maps and artwork

information about how the landmarks were built or created

"trading card" boxes with amazing facts about each landmark.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410942555
  • Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Landmark Top Tens
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: NC860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Dams 4

Aswan Dam 6

Hoover Dam 8

ItaipĂș Dam 10

Three Gorges Dam 12

Grand Coulee Dam 14

AlQueva Dam 16

Nurek Dam 18

Inguri Dam 20

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam 22

Dam Disasters 24

The Pros and Cons of Dams 26

Dams Facts and Figures 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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