What Are the 7 Wonders of the Modern World? by Doreen Gonzales

By Doreen Gonzales

This publication serves as an advent and evaluation of the seven wonders of the trendy international. all of the constructions during this publication all started as a dream to maneuver swifter, cross larger, or dwell greater. become aware of the wonders of those buildings and their attention-grabbing evidence.

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Pope, p. 52. 5. html> (November 4, 2004). 6. , p. 2. Further Reading Further Reading Ash, Russell. Great Wonders of the World. , 2006. Graham, Ian. Tremendous Tunnels. : Amicus, 2011. Lynette, Rachel. The Panama Canal. : KidHaven Press, 2005. Riggs, Kate. Golden Gate Bridge. : Creative Education, 2009. Steele, Philip. Wonders of the World. New York: Kingfisher, 2007. Weil, Ann. The World’s Most Amazing Dams. : Raintree, 2012. id=2147487305 Index A American Society of Civil Engineers, 8 assembly line, 21–22 B Burj Khalifa construction, 30–32 cost, 32 design, 30–31 height, 28 location, 28 tourism, 30 C Channel Tunnel commute, 41 construction, 39–40 design, 37–39 location, 37 nickname, 37 tourism, 40–41 D Delta Plan, 16 E Empire State Building construction, 21 cost, 22 design, 21 location, 19, 20 problems, 22 tourism, 23 G Gaillard Cut, 11, 13 Gatun Lake, 13 Golden Gate Bridge construction, 26–27 deaths, 27 history, 24–27 length, 26 location, 24, 25 swing, 27 tourism, 24, 27 H Hoover, Herbert, 22 I international orange, 25, 27 Itaipu Dam construction, 35 cost, 35 hydroelectricity, 35 location, 33, 34 K King Kong, 19 M Miraflores Locks, 13 Mitterrand, François, 40 N North Sea Protection Works construction, 16–18 cost, 18 history, 14–18 location, 14 O Olga, 30–32 Oosterscheldedam, 17 P Panama Canal construction, 9, 11–13 cost, 13 deaths, 13 location, 11 ownership, 11, 13 shortcut, 11, 13 Paraná River, 33–35 Pedro Miguel Locks, 13 R Raskob, John Jacob, 19, 21, 23 Roosevelt, Theodore, 9 S San Francisco Bay, 24 Sky Pod, 28–30, 32 SS Ancon, 13 Strauss, Joseph Baerman, 26 T Tunnel boring machines, 39–40 U United States Navy, 9, 27 Z Zuiderzeeworks, 16 Note To Our Readers About This Electronic Book: This electronic book was initially published as a printed book.

Therefore, ships would have to be raised and lowered to use the canal. This required structures called locks. A lock is a giant tank used to move ships between two levels of water. A vessel moves into a lock, and the gates of the lock are closed. Water is poured into the chamber or drained out until the level inside the lock is the same as on the other side of the water that the ship is moving toward. Then the gate opens, and the ship sails out. The locks of the Panama Canal were one of the biggest engineering challenges of the project.

What are the 7 wonders of the modern world? / Doreen Gonzales. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: “Learn about the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: The Panama Canal, North Sea Protection Works, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Burj Khalifa, The Itaipu Dam, and the Channel Tunnel”—Provided by publisher. ISBN 978-0-7660-4152-3 1. Seven Wonders of the World—Juvenile literature. 2. Engineering—Juvenile literature. 3. Architecture—Juvenile literature.

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