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9781619301894

Skyscrapers : investigate feats of engineering

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This activity book stands as an invitation for young readers to explore, from antiquity to modernity, the innovation and physical science behind the towering structures and buildings in cities around the world. With a blend of trivia and fun facts that illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building, readers will discover how engineers and laborers experienced triumphs and tragedies in their pursuit to build tall. They will also develop an understanding of how modern, sophisticated buildin.

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Phelps Library J S 720.4 Lat (Text)
Children's Steam
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781619301894
  • ISBN: 161930189X
  • ISBN: 9781619301931
  • ISBN: 1619301938
  • Physical Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Nomad Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"With 25 Projects"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
The sky's the limit -- Engineering and thinking big -- Defying gravity -- Story by story : building up -- Chicago : sky high in the Windy City -- New York City : vertical metropolis -- Amazing skyscraper achievements -- Disasters and close calls.
Summary, etc.:
This activity book stands as an invitation for young readers to explore, from antiquity to modernity, the innovation and physical science behind the towering structures and buildings in cities around the world. With a blend of trivia and fun facts that illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient pyramids to the Empire State Building, readers will discover how engineers and laborers experienced triumphs and tragedies in their pursuit to build tall. They will also develop an understanding of how modern, sophisticated buildin.
Subject: Skyscrapers > Designs and plans > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers > Juvenile literature.
Tall buildings > Designs and plans > Juvenile literature.
Tall buildings > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers > Designs and plans > Juvenile literature.
Tall buildings > Designs and plans > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers.
Tall buildings.
Genre: Designs and plans.
Juvenile works.


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