Seven Wonders of Engineering

From the Series Seven Wonders

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In every age, science and technology have played an important role in advancing human civilization. From architecture to engineering, communication to transportation, humans have invented and developed extraordinary wonders. Engineers take the discoveries of scientists and mathematicians to make practical things, from roads and bridges to weapons and vehicles. Electronic engineers design and build everything from television sets to computers. Chemical engineers research new uses for plastics and other materials. Other engineers design new energy sources and nonpolluting factories. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of modern engineering that allow people to travel beneath the ocean, bring power to entire cities, and land on the moon. We’ll also see engineering wonders that cut though a continent and design engines too small to see. Along the way, we’ll see advancements in materials, technology, and construction techniques, and we’ll learn the stories of how and why these engineering feats became important to the world.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-989-0
$50.65 $37.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
BISACS JNF051000, JNF025000
Dewey 624
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 6.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135444
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Ron Miller

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. Many of his illustrations appear in magazines like Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps. (One of his stamps is attached to a spacecraft headed for the planet Pluto!) He has also written short stories and novels and has even created a comic book.