The World's Most Amazing Bridges

Overview

What is the world's tallest bridge?

When was the Brooklyn Bridge built?

Which bridge holds the record for the highest bungee jump?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Bridges. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens series takes you all over the world to explore the ...

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Overview

What is the world's tallest bridge?

When was the Brooklyn Bridge built?

Which bridge holds the record for the highest bungee jump?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Bridges. Each title in the Landmark Top Tens series takes you all over the world to explore the world's most fascinating landmarks. Prepare for an amazing journey!

Each book includes:

stunning images and detailed maps and artwork

information about how the landmarks were built or created

"trading card" boxes with amazing facts about each landmark.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Welsh
In this installment of the "Landmark Top Tens" series, readers are introduced to the must-see bridges of the world. You are invited to take a trip around the world without leaving your seat! Your travels begin in France and include a tour of bridges in New York City, China, Sweden, Australia, Venezuela, South Africa, Japan, and London. You will see ancient aqueducts, stunning suspension bridges, and the famous London Bridge from the well-known nursery rhyme. Travel picturesque pedestrian bridges that look like half-moons, rollercoasters, and sound waves. Bungee jump off the side of a mammoth bridge and soar over a beautiful gorge in South Africa. Join the author as he takes you around the world and back again one bridge at a time! Large, colorful photographs accompany the text. The photos take up more space than the text, which will encourage struggling and reluctant readers to read independently. Other highly visual and helpful nonfiction text features include statistics boxes for each bridge, maps, fun fact bubbles, and an index. The vocabulary is appropriate for third- or fourth-graders, and more challenging words are in bold throughout the text so that readers may look them up in the glossary. Companion book titles and websites are provided in the back of the book for readers wishing to further explore bridges and make connections to their learning. Reviewer: Heather Welsh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410942494
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Landmark Top Tens
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 361,387
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Bridges 4

Millau Viaduct 6

Brooklyn Bridge 8

Lupu Bridge 10

Oresund Bridge 12

Sydney Harbour Bridge 14

General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge 16

Bloukrans Bridge 18

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge 20

Tower Bridge 22

Golden Gate Bridge 24

The Future of Bridges 26

Bridges Facts and Figures 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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