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 Building skyscrapers (Great engineering)
 Author: Stefoff, Rebecca

 Publisher:  Cavendish Square (2016)

 Dewey: 720
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., ill. (chiefly col.), col. map, 22 cm.

 BTSB No: 846534 ISBN: 9781502606075
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Skyscrapers

Price: $16.29

Summary:
Discover the engineering behind skyscrapers.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 177839

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details

Reviews:
   Booklist (11/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2015 From immense needs—such as crossing a river, storing water, responding to city growth, and travel through mountains—come bridges, dams, skyscrapers, and tunnels. After explaining the many reasons for creating these massive structures, these titles in the Great Engineering series describe their planning and building. Color photos and charts complement the text, which focuses on the required people (e.g., civil engineers, geologists, and hydrologists) and resources (e.g., caissons, excavators, and tunnel-boring machines). Building Skyscrapers reveals how the inventions of steel and the elevator unlocked the secrets to making skyscrapers possible. The final chapter in each book looks at famous and modern examples of each engineering feat, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Chunnel, the Burj Khalifa (at 2,723 feet tall), and an Ethiopian dam being built on the Blue Nile River, as well as what the future of engineering may offer. Budding engineers will find these great introductions indeed. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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