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Engineering Bridges
Engineering Bridges

Engineering Bridges

Connecting the World


Gateway to Engineering


184 Pages, 7.5 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: December 2019

ISBN 9781943431496

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Dec 2019)

Price: $22.95


A fun, comprehensive, and lavishly illustrated guide to the bridges of the world for middle-grade readers and up

This book fills a gap between picture books for elementary students and technical books about bridges at the college level. It provides a readable and comprehensive illustrated guide to bridges of the world, with attention to different designs (arch, beam, truss, cantilever, suspension, cable-stayed) and materials (wood, stone, iron, steel, concrete, and even roots, grass, and plastic). Design challenges, technical advances, and environmental concerns are addressed with examples drawn from across the world and across the centuries. Fun chapters include those on movable bridges, pedestrian bridges, and bridge disasters. The style is friendly and accessible.

Author Biography

Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, science education leader, and author of twelve books for young people, including three NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book award winners.