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Dams: Resources

Dam

The World's Most Amazing Dams

ISBN: 1410942449
Ages: 8 and up

Travel the world to learn about the history and science of amazing dams. Learn what makes each one unique and the challenges that faced the builders.

Hoover

The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River

ISBN: 1931414130
Ages: 9-13

Hoover Dam was built in an era of hard times and job shortages. Those who chose to help build the Hoover Dam were desperate to find work — and many paid with their lives. Read about the hard times that brought men to such a situation and what perils they faced in bringing the Hoover Dam to life.

Canal

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering With 25 Projects (Build It Yourself)

ISBN: 1619301652
Ages: 9-12

Learn what it takes to design and build a successful dam or canal. Find out about the jobs required and the skills necessary to engineer huge projects such as these. Then, using the laws of physics, design and build some of your own. Instructions and science guide your way as you become an engineer too.

Hydro

Dams Give Us Power: A Building Block Book

ISBN: 1575050234
Ages: 4 and up

A brief look at dams and canals. Simple text and photography explain the purpose behind these structures. Great for an introductory understanding and early readers.

Turbine

Finding Out About Hydropower

ISBN: 1467745553
Ages: 5-10

Take a look at how water can create electricity. A brief look at the water cycle and how rivers are formed, followed by a tour of how a hydropower dam works to produce power. This book discusses the pros and cons of hydropower too.

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