America's Top 10 Construction Wonders

America's Top 10 Construction Wonders

by Tanya Lee Stone
     
 

Introduces ten unique American constructions including the Sears Tower, the Erie Canal, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Alaska pipeline, the Grand Coulee Dam, the Lousiana Superdome, the Seattle Space Needle, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gateway Arch, and Disney's Epcot Center. See more details below

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Introduces ten unique American constructions including the Sears Tower, the Erie Canal, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Alaska pipeline, the Grand Coulee Dam, the Lousiana Superdome, the Seattle Space Needle, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gateway Arch, and Disney's Epcot Center.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6Three series titles that attempt to introduce young readers to some interesting facets of Americana. The selections in Bridges appear to be subject to the writer's preferences. Construction also presents arbitrarily chosen projects, gives a short narration on how each one was built, and includes such structures as the Alaska Pipeline, Grand Coulee Dam, the Sears Tower, and the Hubble Space Telescope. Cities briefly describes the history and present-day importance of the nation's 10 most populous urban centers. The format for each entry is the same: a full-page, full-color photo on the left, and a column of text on the right with a wide right margin containing a sidebar offering statistics and a "fun fact." Small location maps are superimposed on the main photo, but many are so limited in scope that they do not show any relationship to the surrounding area, making them useful only to readers who know the location. There are problems with text clarity; e.g., the impression is given that NASA existed in 1946, and some descriptions of how bridges and tunnels were built are vague. Each volume concludes with a list of related structures or cities not included in the text. Most of the factual information in these volumes can be found in any good encyclopedia. Marginal purchases.Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567111958
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
America's Top 10 Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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