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Secret engineer : how Emily Roebling built the Brooklyn Bridge

Dougherty, Rachel 1988- (author,, illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J B R7109d (Text) 33126022601771 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B R7109d (Text) 33126022601789 JBiography Checked out 09/10/2019
Wm. E. Durr Branch J B R7109d (Text) 33126024561106 JBiography Available -

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  • ISBN: 1250155320
  • ISBN: 9781250155320
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap. It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well. When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know: math, science, engineering. Women weren't supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. This is the story of Emily Roebling, the secret engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge."--Page [2] of cover.
Subject: Bridges New York (State) New York Design and construction
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Roebling, Emily Warren 1843-1903

  • Baker & Taylor
    A picture book portrait of the uncredited woman behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge traces the life of 19th-century engineer Emily Roebling and her significant contributions to math, science, engineering and feminism.
  • McMillan Palgrave

    On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap.

    It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well.

    When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know:

    math,
    science,
    engineering.

    Women weren't supposed to be engineers.

    But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

    This is the story of Emily Roebling, the secret engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge, from author-illustrator Rachel Dougherty.

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