Rand McNally Skyscrapers: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids)

Rand McNally Skyscrapers: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids)

by Rand McNally Staff, Stephen Conlin
     
 
With the turn of each page, the book's illustrations will grow to five feet. On one side of the book, peer into a cutaway of Chicago's John Hancock Center. On the flip side, size up the world's tallest structures--from Ulm Cathedral spire to the CN Tower--all drawn to scale. Climb to the top as the story of skyscrapers unfolds in this unforgettable book.

Overview

With the turn of each page, the book's illustrations will grow to five feet. On one side of the book, peer into a cutaway of Chicago's John Hancock Center. On the flip side, size up the world's tallest structures--from Ulm Cathedral spire to the CN Tower--all drawn to scale. Climb to the top as the story of skyscrapers unfolds in this unforgettable book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jam-packed with meticulous illustrations and intriguing data, the accordion-fold page in each of these superbly produced oversize books extends to over five feet in length. In Airplanes, one side of the fold-out presents a Boeing 747 in cross-section (``The only airplane that is better known by its nickname, `Jumbo Jet'"), along with engrossing sidebars (``How Does It Fly,'' ``Inside the Wings'' and more) and a host of factoids (``Five and a half tons of food are needed on a long-haul international flight''). The reverse side, an aviation time-chart, depicts 37 aircraft, from the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer 1 to the new Eurofighter 2000, named for the year it is intended to enter service. Skyscraper employs a similar format, depicting a cross-section of Chicago's John Hancock building (``the world's tallest multi-use building... and the seventh tallest skyscraper'') and, on the reverse, a comparative height chart, ``Reaching for the Skies,'' of the world's tallest structures. (Set against these colossi, a drawing of a 46-ft. brachiosaurus looks tiny indeed.) Informative and thrillingand not just for kids. Ages 7-12. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780528837241
Publisher:
Rand McNally
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Rand McNally for Kids Series
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 12.69(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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