Trains are massivewith 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 numerous crashes, including 17 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
Generi Scienza e Tecnica » Fisica » Ingegneria e Tecnologia » Tecnologia e professionalità dei trasporti » Argomenti d'interesse generale » Storia delle scienze , Hobby e Tempo libero » Motori » Treni e trasporti su rotaie
Editore Johns Hopkins University Press
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM