Feats of 21st-Century Engineering

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: 3–6

The great engineering projects of the twenty-first century will likely be quite different from those of the previous one. Unique challenges of modern living and the unprecedented speed of technological advances will impact our needs and our methods. This high-interest series spotlights building projects for the next century and beyond, highlighting the need for sustainable, safe construction, and the indispensible element of engineering mastery and skill. Anchored in the growing STEM field, these exciting volumes contrast the feats of the past and the present, including the materials, builders, and creative problem-solvers behind them, to champion engineering masterpieces being built today and planned for tomorrow.

  • Fall 2018
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    21st-Century Airplanes

    21st-Century Airplanes

    Taking off with a brief history lesson including the Wright Brothers' famous first flight, this exciting resource engages readers with the feats of today's aeronautical engineers, scientists, and researchers as they design, test, engineer, and build the flying machines of the present and the future...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766096912
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    21st-Century Bridges

    21st-Century Bridges

    One of the most important things about living in today's modern world is the ability to travel. Bridges are one of the most important aspects of our modern transportation system. Since the beginning of civilizations, simple bridges have been used to get people over rivers, across valleys, and even across mountains...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766096943
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    21st-Century Cars

    21st-Century Cars

    As technology and engineering advance, the automotive industry moves right along with them. In fact, one might argue that the cars of the twenty-first century are a little ahead of the curve. Readers will learn all about the most innovative cars, whether they are eye-opening concept cars or environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient green cars that help people get from place to place with a minimal environmental impact...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766096974
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    21st-Century Ships

    21st-Century Ships

    Cruise liners, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and oil tankers are some of the massive watercraft breaking records and keeping the world economy moving and safe. This fascinating resource provides snapshots of innovative and impressive ships of the future, using these awe-inspiring vessels as an introduction to basic engineering principles...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097001
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    21st-Century Skyscrapers

    21st-Century Skyscrapers

    The modern skylines of major cities around the globe are both majestic and awe-inspiring. Since the turn of the century, ever more impressive and innovative skyscrapers have been built. This resource features the tallest and most famous buildings standing, and inspires young aspiring architects and engineers to dream of ever taller buildings...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097032
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    21st-Century Spaceships

    21st-Century Spaceships

    What does it take to design, create and launch a spaceship? The skills of engineers. Since the mid-twentieth century, engineers have given us spaceships, satellites, probes, land rovers and an orbiting space station...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766097063
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