Discover the coolest, strangest, and overall most breathtaking buildings in the world and learn all about their special features through comparisons to familiar objects. From the spectacular heights of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Turning Torso in Sweden to the striking designs of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Community Bookshelf in Kansas City, Missouri, kids will come to appreciate the numbers behind each building's incredible features in terms they can understand. Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating size comparisons, Freaky-Strange Buildings will help readers understand the measurements and numbers behind the world's most fascinating buildings. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.
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.
Discover the most stupendous sports stadiums in the world and learn about their incredible features through comparisons. For instance, did you know that ANZ Stadium in Australia is one of the most eco-friendly stadiums around? It has four large tanks that can collect 850,000 gallons (3,217,600 l) of rainwater that's used to water the field. That's enough water to fill about 28,000 bathtubs! Or did you know that the new Cowboys Stadium has a massive video screen display that hangs 90 feet (27 m) in the air--so high that the White House could easily fit between the screen and the field? This book is filled with dazzling photos and fascinating comparisons that will help readers understand just how amazing these stupendous stadiums really are.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts common hard and soft objects, both in nature and man-made. Includes comprehension activity.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts common rough and smooth objects, both in nature and man-made. Includes comprehension activity.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts summer and winter in different climates around the world. Includes comprehension activity.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts young and old animals, showing how old animals teach young ones. Includes comprehension activity.