Geotechnical engineering and Earth's materials and processes (Engineering In Action) (#0774TW9)

by Sjonger, Rebecca

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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing, 2016
Price: USD 20.75
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 624.1; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.9
AR 6.5 MG 1 178839EN; RC 7.6 5; LEX 970L; GR T


 


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Paperback Crabtree Publishing, 2016

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Learning Focus

Engineering STEM

Library Classifications

Geotechnical engineering. Soil mechanics.

Common Genres & Topics

Technology (Juvenile Nonfiction)


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Gives readers an up-close look at the technology used to build various structures around the world. Readers learn about the design process and tools used by engineers and are guided through a design challenge to create their own projects.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.;Contents -- What is geotechnical engineering? -- Minerals and rocks -- Soil -- Forces and stresses -- Natural hazards -- Building on the past -- Modern geotechnical engineers -- Starting the process -- Searching for solutions -- Prototype testing cycle -- Sharing the results -- Design challenge -- Into the future. "Every structure that touches the ground could benefit from the skills of a geotechnical engineer. Readers will discover how these engineers study rocks, soil, natural processes, and potential hazards to help make the safest, strongest foundations possible. This book introduces key concepts and the engineering design process with interesting examples from the field. A hands-on activity and a design challenge engage readers in engineering action."--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher

Every structure that touches the ground could benefit from the skills of a geotechnical engineer. Readers will discover how these engineers study rocks, soil, natural processes, and potential hazards to help make the safest, strongest foundations possible. This book introduces key concepts and the engineering design process with interesting examples from the field. A hands-on activity and a design challenge engage readers in engineering action.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Engineering in action
  • Dewey: 624.1
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-7506-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-7506-5
  • LCCN: 2015-020443
  • Follett Number: 0774TW9
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.9
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178839EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 7.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 5
  • Lexile: 970L
  • Guided Reading Level: T

Reviews & Awards
  • Resource Links, 12/01/15
  • School Library Connection, 11/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15
  • Science and Children (NSTA), 02/01/16

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2015)
Gr 5-7-The third quartet in this continuing series of introductions to engineering looks at past and present methods of sustainable agriculture and medical devices as well as how to assess surface stability and natural hazards for large structures and how materials, from ceramics to superadhesives, are studied and improved. Each volume presents a template for systematic research: defining a problem, designing and testing prototypes, and reporting on solutions (or failures). Along with quick looks at historical highlights, each author describes the training and skills required to work in associated fields, offers case studies-ongoing efforts to mechanize artichoke harvests in Sicily, for instance-and takes readers step by step through a sample design challenge. Though somewhat overdesigned, with canted or off-center photos and yellow side notes "attached" with images of push pins or even butterfly clips for that scrapbook look, overall the presentations are orderly, methodical, and (like engineering science itself) focused on practical results. VERDICT Solid STEM choices. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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