The Brooklyn Bridge: a wonders of the world book
John Roebling had a dream.
He would build the world's longest bridge and he would build it in a new way. But his way was too new. It took 15 years to convince people it would work. And then, just as construction was to begin, John Roebling was killed in a freak accident.
That should have been the end of the story of The Brooklyn Bridge. Instead, it was the beginning. For John wasn't the only Roebling who could dream.
The Brooklyn Bridge is about a legendary feat of engineering and an extraordinary family. Through rare, historical photographs, informative diagrams, and powerful illustrations, we learn exactly how this magnificent bridge was designed and constructed. From the Roeblings, we learn of loyalty, courage, sacrifice, and commitment.
The Brooklyn Bridge is the story of a bridge across a great river and a bridge across generations, a bridge of stone and steel and one of the human spirit.
Wonders of the World series
The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.
"One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers." - Booklist
Level 5.4, 0.5 Points
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|Last Update||2018-02-27 04:19:28AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-22 04:22:00AM|
|auth_author2||Witschonke, Alan, 1953-|
|author||Mann, Elizabeth, 1948-|
|available_at_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|detailed_location_santafe||Main Childrens - J, Southside Childrens - J|
|display_description||Describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, from its conception by John Roebling in 1852 through, after many setbacks, its final completion under the direction of his son, Washington, in 1883.|
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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b11513536|Book|Books||English|Mikaya Press,|c1996.|46 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.|
|series||Wonders of the world|
|series_with_volume||Wonders of the world||
|subject_facet||Bridges -- Design and construction, Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- History, Engineers, Roebling, John Augustus, -- 1806-1869, Roebling, Washington Augustus, -- 1837-1926|
|title_display||The Brooklyn Bridge : a wonders of the world book|
|title_full||The Brooklyn Bridge : a wonders of the world book / by Elizabeth Mann ; with illustrations by Alan Witschonke|
|title_short||The Brooklyn Bridge :|
|title_sub||a wonders of the world book|
|topic_facet||Bridges, Design and construction, Engineers, History, Roebling, John Augustus, Roebling, Washington Augustus|