Engineering Disasters: Ford Pinto Fuel Tanks, 1st Edition

  • Emma Huddleston
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 153217554X
  • ISBN-13: 9781532175541
  • DDC: 629.253
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In the 1970s, the Ford Pinto car earned a bad reputation. It sometimes started on fire after rear-end collisions, killing the passengers inside. This book examines the scope of the disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Up in Flames.
2: Design and Safety.
3: Investigations.
4: Pintos Recalled.
Fast Facts.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Author.