Qinghai-Tibet Railway, The - Paperback
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Qinghai-Tibet Railway, The - Paperback

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    978-1-60357-579-9

Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes Ascending 16,000 feet above sea level, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest train line in the world. Marvel at the engineering solutions that completed a railway that traverses some of the tallest mountain ranges in the world and crosses a foundation of unstable permafrost to connect modern China to the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet. Correlates with STEM instruction. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading. New additions to the award winning series take a look at some of the most remarkable engineering accomplishments of our time. Learn about the ideas early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives. Perfect for STEM connections.

  • Lexile Level
    890L
  • Reading Level
    6.4
  • Reading Level Range
    6.0-6.9
  • Dewey Number
    625.1
  • Dewey Number Range
    600-699
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Series
    A Great Idea
  • Copyright
    2014
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    3-6
  • Author
    Sherri Devaney
  • Subject
    Technology & Engineering
Hitting the sweet spot between offering enough eye and mind candy to keep casual browsers riveted and yet also providing sufficient factual content to satisfy both assignment requirements and deeper interest...Norwood’s “A Great Idea: Engineering” are solid first choices.

Blending specific information with dramatic storytelling, these accounts of some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects all capture a sense of their awesome scale. The volumes recount massive obstacles, hazards, worker abuses, and environmental stresses. Other issues are also covered. (“The number of people who died building the Great Wall may have exceeded 1 million.”) Authors highlight the ingenious, often unique, engineering that made each project possible. Enhanced by sidebars, color photos or period images, and helpful resource lists, these titles all make riveting reading.

Series Made Simple, November 2013