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Train Wreck

The Forensics of Rail Disasters

Train Wreck - Bibel, George - ISBN: 9781421405902
Prijs: € 29,85
Levertijd: 3 tot 4 werkdagen
Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Overige
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Beschrijving

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
• bad rails

"Bibel takes the reader, chattily and with skill, through his analysis of a series of fatal accidents."—New Scientist, reviewing Beyond the Black Box

"The author succeeds in both science and storytelling."—Choice, reviewing Beyond the Black Box

"A fascinating book."—New York Times, reviewing Beyond the Black Box
George Bibel is a professor in the School of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota and author of Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplane Crashes, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Details

Titel: Train Wreck
auteur: Bibel, George
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 368
Uitgever: Johns Hopkins University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Overige
Afmetingen: 234 x 160 x 30
Gewicht: 702 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781421405902
Intern nummer: 22383095

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