From a pair of shoes to the tallest skyscraper, the world is full of things designed by engineers. But if engineers, builders, and maintenance crews aren't careful, their mistakes can have disastrous consequences. Human error has led to major floods and nuclear disasters. Oversights and miscalculations can result in cars bursting into flames and aircraft falling out of the sky. Engineering Disasters explores what went wrong in such disasters, who was to blame, and why it is important for everyone involved, from engineers to maintenance crews, to be careful and responsible in their work. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2021
- Fall 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||History, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Primary-source text, and Table of contents|
Chernobyl (Engineering Disasters) – Booklist
…clear explanations, steady pacing, and efficient storytelling make this an accessible account, detailed enough for research projects, with interstitial questions prompting readers to think independently about the risks and rewards of nuclear power. A useful entry point for conversations on the energy industry.
Engineering Disasters – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
A helpful purchase for its engineering topics and tie-ins to writing curriculum.