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

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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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780528837241
  • Publisher: Rand McNally
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Rand McNally for Kids Series
  • Pages: 16
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.76 (w) x 12.69 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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