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Spectacular Skyscrapers

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Some buildings are so tall it’s hard to grasp just how far they rise into the air. In this book, kids will discover the most spectacular skyscrapers in the world and come to understand their incredible features through size comparisons and dazzling photos. For example, readers will learn about the tallest building in China, the Shanghai World Financial Center. It’s 1,614 feet (492 m) tall—a big number that’s easier to understand if you know it’s equivalent to a hundred giraffes stacked on top of one another! And then there’s the Taipei 101, which at 1,670 feet (509 m) is the tallest office building in the world. If the building were laid flat on the ground, it would stretch across five-and-a- half football fields placed end to end. Now that’s a big building! Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating comparisons, Spectacular Skyscrapers will help readers understand the larger-than-life features of these buildings in terms they can understand. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.

 
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series So Big Compared to What?
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617723032, 9781617723421, 9781617723827
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 720'.483
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 980
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 7.3
AR Quiz Number 146557
Author Meish Goldish
 

Spectacular Skyscrapers

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

Spectacular Skyscrapers

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

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