Break down : explosions, implosions, crashes, crunches, cracks and more... a how things work look at how things don't / Mara Grunbaum.
- ISBN: 9781426373053
- ISBN: 1426373058
- ISBN: 9781426373060
- ISBN: 1426373066
- Physical Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
- Publisher: Washington D.C. : National Geographic, 
- Copyright: ©2022
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-199) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Another one bites the dust -- Out with a bang: Building demolition -- We've got a job to do: Demolition engineer -- Crushing it: Car crushers -- Timber!: Taking down giant trees -- Smash it up: Wrecking balls -- Lesson learned!: Demolition disaster -- Look out below: Breaking bridges -- Try this!: Da Vinci Bridge: make a bridge out of craft sticks -- Built to break -- Crash compactor: Safe car design -- We've got a job to do: Crash-test Engineer -- Shock absorber: Electrical fuses -- Big bangs: Exploding fireworks -- Lesson learned!: Fireworks fail -- Head protector: Helmet technology -- Burn, baby, burn: Self-destructing spacecraft -- Try this!: Snack smasher: build a package to protect a precious treat -- Famous failures -- The Titanic: Iceberg encounter -- Sticky situation: The Great Molasses Flood -- We've got a job to do: Forensic engineer -- Up in flames: the Hindenburg -- Lesson learned!: Buckling Bridge -- Tippy tower: The Leaning Tower of Pisa -- Sinking stadium: The Minneapolis Metrodome -- Not-so-great Pyramids: Failed wonders of the world -- Try this!: Incredible edible edifice: Build a strong tower, then watch it fall -- Destructive by nature -- Swallowed up: Sinkholes -- Shake it up: Earthquakes -- Lesson learned!: One big quake -- Gone to rot: How things decompose -- Avalaaaaanche!: Fast-moving snow slides -- We've got a job to do: Storm chaser -- Plague of pests: Locusts -- Try this! Apple mummies: Keep apples from decomposing -- Everyday chaos -- The big burst: Popping balloons -- Screen saver: Shattering smartphones -- We've got a job to do: Skateboard smasher -- Say "Aaaaah!": Tooth decay -- Super skeleton: Broken bones -- Metal destroyer: Rust -- All backed up: Clogged toilets -- Lesson learned!: The great sink -- Try this! A bit rusty: Discover how to make rust, and stop it from forming in the first place.
"In this book, kids will learn the fascinating ways that things work by learning how they come apart"-- Provided by publisher.
"Boom! Crash! Crumble! Demolition experts bring down a massive building within its own footprint; the hood of a car crumples in a crash, exactly as planned; and a wave of molasses covers a city in sticky goo. What is going on? From quick answers to in-depth explanations, we've got you covered. Discover all about the mighty -- and mightily controlled -- explosions responsible for demo'ing old buildings, producing awesome fireworks, and more. Dig into a world of things -- like your bike helmet -- that are actually designed to break. Peer inside awe-inspiring natural disasters like sinkholes and avalanches, and marvel at the fascinating science of how things break down." -- Back cover.
|Target Audience Note:||
Ages 8-12 National Geographic
Grades 4-6 National Geographic
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|Subject:||Structural failures > Juvenile literature.
Failure analysis (Engineering) > Juvenile literature.
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|Genre:||Trivia and miscellanea.
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