This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.
This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.
This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.
This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.
Set in the late 1950s, this is the moving story of a young boy whose father operates a ferryboat between Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. As young Mark witnesses the building of the new Mackinac Bridge, he is torn between family loyalty and eager anticipation. He can't help being awestruck by the majesty of the five-mile-long bridge that will connect the two peninsulas and change the lives of so many. But the Mighty Mac will also put Mark's father out of business. As his father struggles with the flow of progress, Mark dreams of future bridges he will build. Details of the complex construction of the bridge will fascinate children as they learn an important part of America's history and come to understand the meaning of change. The Mackinac Bridge Authority provides history notes at the back of the book.
An airplane rolls down the runway and is about to take off when a fire erupts in the right engine. Within seconds, the cabin is engulfed in flames. The passengers and crew start to breathe in thick smoke. They need to be evacuatedand fast! In less than a minute, aviation firefighters arrive with their equipment, ready to battle the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside the plane. In Aviation Firefighters, dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn firsthand how these tough, brave firefighters use their strength, quick thinking, and expert skills to battle deadly blazes. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to learn how aviation firefighters train for their job so that they are ready to spring into action at a moments notice.
Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.