Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Grade 8+
Released in 2014
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Engineers design our modern world. They combine science and technology to create incredible vehicles, structures, and objects. This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering. Engaging text explores massive bridges, the world’s tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline. Relevant sidebars, stunning photos, and a glossary aid readers’ understanding of the topic. A hands-on project and career-planning chart give readers a sense of what it takes to become an engineer. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus essential facts about each featured feat of engineering. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.


  These thoughtful explorations of the importance and work of engineering add depth to science and career materials for skilled readers in the upper grades.  
— School Library Journal
  These substantial books begin with a brief introduction and history, then validate the “Amazing Feats” label with remarkable projects including the International Space Station, a thought-controlled bionic leg, the Canadian Confederation Bridge, and the driverless car; challenges and problem-solving are emphasized.  
— The Horn Book