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Huge buildings are amazing structures, but it's difficult to appreciate the sheer size of some of their features. For example, the huge video screen display at Cowboys Stadium in Texas weighs 600 tons (544 metric tons). That's just a number, but if you know that 120 African elephants also weigh 600 tons (544 metric tons)--you have a better idea of what the number actually means. In this series, readers will get lots of help in understanding the numbers behind the world's most amazing structures-- from sports stadiums and skyscrapers to amusement park rides and some of the oddest buildings ever erected. It's a fun and exciting way to learn about comparisons!

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
So Big Compared to What? (4 titles)
Cover: Amazing Amusement Park Rides Amazing Amusement Park Rides 4.9
Cover: Freaky-Strange Buildings Freaky-Strange Buildings 6.1
Cover: Spectacular Skyscrapers Spectacular Skyscrapers 5.7
Cover: Stupendous Sports Stadiums Stupendous Sports Stadiums 6.3
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series So Big Compared to What?
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781617723018, 9781617723391, 9781617723797
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 8 x 10
 

So Big Compared to What?

Young readers will find these topics and related photographs exciting. Brief insets on illustrations, along with approachable text, offer the information to students. Pictures explain historical and modern comparisons. With the need for nonfiction choices, even the youngest reader will find these volumes accessible. Definitions and pronunciations make this series useful for a variety of ages. Recommended.

So Big Compared to What?

Young readers will find these topics and related photographs exciting. Brief insets on illustrations, along with approachable text, offer the information to students. Pictures explain historical and modern comparisons. With the need for nonfiction choices, even the youngest reader will find these volumes accessible. Definitions and pronunciations make this series useful for a variety of ages. Recommended.

So Big Compared to What?

Amusement-park rides, buildings, skyscrapers, and sports stadiums. No big deal, right? But the So Big Compared to What? series looks at extreme versions of these commonplace structures. Amazing Amusement Park Rides are not for the weak-stomached; riders of the Steel Dragon 2000 roller coaster in Mie, Japan, travel at speeds up to 95 miles per hour. The structures in Freaky-Strange Buildings include the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, which sits on a man-made island and was constructed to resemble the sail of an Arabic boat, or dhow. There are some truly Spectacular Skyscrapers out there, including the Shanghai World Financial Center in China, which is 1,614 feet tall—the equivalent of 100 stacked giraffes. The Marina Bay Floating Stadium, one of the Stupendous Sports Stadiums in the world, boasts a stadium field that sits atop 15 floating pontoons in Singapore’s harbor. In addition to a paragraph of information, each of the entries (eight per book) includes date of opening, location, height, and noteworthy feature. The colorful photos are fun to examine, and cloudy-sky backgrounds on each page enhance the larger-than-life feel. There are thought bubbles, stat boxes, and size comparisons throughout, making this series particularly child-friendly. Back matter includes additional examples of adjective-worthy rides and structures, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs