Train Wreck (BOK)

Train Wreck (BOK)

George Bibel

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Trains are massive - with some weighing 15,000 tons or more. When these metal monsters collide or go off the rails, their destructive power becomes clear. In this book, George Bibel presents riveting tales of trains gone wrong, the detective work of finding out why, and the safety improvements that were born of tragedy. "Train Wreck" details 17 crashes in which more than 200 people were killed. Readers follow investigators as they sift through the rubble and work with computerized event recorders to figure out what happened. Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama. "Train Wreck" is a fascinating exploration of: runaway trains; bearing failures; metal fatigue; crash testing; collision dynamics; and, bad rails.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter George Bibel
Forlag
John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 9781421405902
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 16cm x 23,6cm x 3cm
Vekt 696 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd