A colorful survey of carousels, including their seats and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous carousels such as the Kit Carson County Carousel are spotlighted.
A colorful survey of Ferris wheels, including their cars and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous Ferris wheels such as the London Eye are spotlighted.
A colorful survey of roller coasters, including their tracks and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous roller coasters such as the Cyclone are spotlighted.
A colorful survey of water rides, including their boats or slides and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous water rides such as Splash Mountain are spotlighted.
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.
In 1920, the first collegiate football game was broadcast on Radio. Today, many sports actually allow viewers to control which camera picture they see. How has this innovation occurred? This book uses a familiar topic, sports broadcasting, to introduce kids to the concept of innovation and its impact on their everyday life
Some amusement park rides are so extraordinary it's difficult to appreciate their incredible size and speed. In Amazing Amusement Park Rides, kids will get lots of help in understanding the big numbers behind some of the world's most awesome structures. For example, the Steel Dragon in Japan is the longest roller coaster in the world, covering 8,133 feet (2,479 m) of track. That's just a number, but when you know that if the roller coaster were laid out in one straight line it would stretch across 27 football fields placed end to end, you have a better idea of what the number actually means! Packed with large, dynamic photos and fun facts, Amazing Amusement Park Rides is sure to delight young readers as they explore the numbers behind the world's most incredible rides. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick run-down of the key features of each building.