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Heavy equipment up close /

by Abramson, Andra Serlin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling, c2007Description: 47 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 36 cm.ISBN: 9781402747991; 1402747993.Subject(s): Construction equipment -- Juvenile literature | Earthmoving machinery -- Juvenile literature | Construction equipment | Earthmoving machineryOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description
Contents:
The world of heavy equipment -- Dump trucks -- Bucket wheel excavators -- The space shuttle crawler -- Marvelous mining machines -- A "boring" machine -- Timber -- Drilling for black gold -- Terrific tractors -- Paving the way -- Super dozers -- Reduce, reuse, recycle -- Amazing cranes.
Summary: An introduction to some of the heavy machinery used in construction, mining, logging, and other industries.
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j 629.224 ABR Available 39270002823767

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From building skyscrapers to loading freight trains, from tearing down old houses to mining fuel, heavy equipment is everywhere! Children will enjoy taking a close-up look at these important machines, including terrific tractors, bucket wheel excavators, and even a super space shuttle crawler--the largest self-powered tracked vehicle in the world. Great-looking and large shots showcase extra-big tires, a tractor's advanced hydraulic system, a control stick for steering, a bulldozer blade, and the long, wide tracks of a crawler crane. And kids will really dig into fascinating facts and information on heavy machine achievements such as building the Chunnel, the longest tunnel on earth.

Includes fold-out pages.

"Includes actual size photographs"--Cover.

Includes index.

The world of heavy equipment -- Dump trucks -- Bucket wheel excavators -- The space shuttle crawler -- Marvelous mining machines -- A "boring" machine -- Timber -- Drilling for black gold -- Terrific tractors -- Paving the way -- Super dozers -- Reduce, reuse, recycle -- Amazing cranes.

An introduction to some of the heavy machinery used in construction, mining, logging, and other industries.

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Horn Book Review

These oversize books feature large captioned photos (many close up and actual size), multiple foldout pages, and accessible texts. The machines' structures, functions, and terminologies are adequately explained, though a glossary would have been helpful. The appeal of these volumes is their gimmicky design; transportation/machine fans will excitedly pore over the posterlike pictures. Ind. [Review covers these titles:Fighter Planes Up Close, Fire Engines Up Close, Heavy Equipment Up Close, and Submarines Up Close.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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