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Extreme Science: The Highway of Light & Other Engineering Oddities

Extreme Science: The Highway of Light & Other Engineering Oddities
Extreme Science: The Highway of Light & Other Engineering Oddities
SKU: 2210050
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From the pages of Scientific American comes the latest information and explorations into the world of radical technology.
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Product Details
Format: Trade paperback

Condition: vg-/good+ condition however due to extended storage some light spotting on page edges, minor shelf wear, originally unread overstock copy, remainder dot marked

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 246pp, 2001 edition


- The building of the world's longest suspension bridge
- The construction of the world's tallest skyscraper
- Rocket belts, pneumatic trains, and other failed modes of transportation
- Space travel via compant nuclear rocket, laser power, and beam energy
- Oceanic vehicles including floating gianst and microsubs
- Future high-speed electric vehicles, and computer-controlled traffic flow

With publishers offering books on everything from extreme sea kayaking to extreme chess, one wonders what subject can't be slapped with that overused adjective. Certainly science can and legitimately, too. From the editors of Scientific American comes the Extreme Science series, which gathers the magazine's most interesting and unusual material into accessible, themed collections complete with black-and-white diagrams and photos. In energized, highly accessible prose, The Highway of Light and Other Man-Made Wonders offers chapters on "The Seven Wonders of Modern Astronomy", "Flywheels in Hybrid Vehicles," and many more.