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Title:
Diggers and other construction machines
Author:
Richards, Jon, 1970-
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Copper Beech Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Summary:
Text and cross-section illustrations present the design and uses of various digging and excavating machines, including the backhoe loader, walking drag-line excavator, and mining shovel.
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Copper Beech Library edition"--P. 4 of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761309055

9780761307907
Format :
Book

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Incredible cross-section illustrations satisfy the young reader's fascination with diggers and excavators. Focuses on the design and different uses of the most amazing working machines ever built.


Summary

Text and cross-section illustrations present the design and uses of various digging and excavating machines, including the backhoe loader, walking drag-line excavator, and mining shovel.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. Crisp color photos combined with realistic cross-section art spotlight the heavy construction equipment that excavates, builds, tunnels, and paves. Color-highlighted sidebars deliver background on the roles of the pictured machinery, and pointed descriptions explain the functions of each machine's individual parts. Dramatic photos of the world's longest rail tunnel under construction in Japan, and a diagram of the complex and massive machinery that accomplishes such work are some of the many highlights of this feast for truck and engine devotees. Archival drawings of such equipment as a bucket trencher provide interesting historical perspectives on how heavy work was done before modern technological advances. Miscellaneous facts and a brief glossary conclude this attractive and informative book. --Ellen Mandel


Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. Crisp color photos combined with realistic cross-section art spotlight the heavy construction equipment that excavates, builds, tunnels, and paves. Color-highlighted sidebars deliver background on the roles of the pictured machinery, and pointed descriptions explain the functions of each machine's individual parts. Dramatic photos of the world's longest rail tunnel under construction in Japan, and a diagram of the complex and massive machinery that accomplishes such work are some of the many highlights of this feast for truck and engine devotees. Archival drawings of such equipment as a bucket trencher provide interesting historical perspectives on how heavy work was done before modern technological advances. Miscellaneous facts and a brief glossary conclude this attractive and informative book. --Ellen Mandel