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When an abandoned 20-story building needs to be safely demolished and reduced to 80,000 tons of rubble, who do you call? Master blasters! These are the engineers who use precisely placed explosives to blast new subway tunnels under cities and demolish skyscrapers, towers, and bridges. Readers will discover how explosives engineers use science, math, and technology to plan and execute intricate sequences of explosions in demolition and construction projects. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of the daily work of master blasters, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try out fun math and engineering projects.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF011000
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series Get to Work with Science and Technology
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781910549933, 9781910549940, 9781944998363
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 690
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level T
Lexile Reading Level 990
Author Ruth Owen
 
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