Dams and Levees

Dams and Levees

by Kevin Reilly

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Overview

Readers discover the many ways in which dams and levees are marvels of modern engineering through accessible text and informative photographs. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of these structures, including the history of their invention, examples of noteworthy dams and levees, related career paths, and stories of the tragedies that have occurred when dams and levees failed. This book's contents directly correlate with Next Generation Science Standards. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation and respect for the engineering behind dams and levees, and the influence these beautiful structures have on our society.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978503342
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Exploring Infrastructure
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Early Dams And Levees 8

Chapter 2 Improving Dams And Levees with Technology 14

Chapter 3 Who Builds Dams And Levees? 21

Chapter 4 America's Greatest Dams And Levees 28

Chapter 5 When Dams And Levees Fail 36

Chronology 45

Words To Know 46

Learn More 47

Index 48

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