The World's Most Amazing Stadiums

Overview

Which stadium has the largest capacity in the world?

Where is the "Bird's Nest" Stadium?

How are stadiums designed today?

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

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Overview

Which stadium has the largest capacity in the world?

Where is the "Bird's Nest" Stadium?

How are stadiums designed today?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in The World's Most Amazing Stadiums. 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.

Author: Michael Hurley is an author of non-fiction books for young people. His preferred subjects include geography, natural sciences, and sport.

Subject Consultant: Daniel Block is Associate Professor of Geography at Chicago State University in the United States.

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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 stadiums of the world. You are invited to take a trip around the world without leaving your seat! Your travels begin in Texas and include a tour of stadiums in London, China, Mexico, North Korea, Italy, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and Russia. Visit the multiuse Cowboys Stadium where a football game and a basketball game can take place in the same day. Gaze in amazement at the ancient Coliseum and imagine the gladiators fighting within its walls. If soccer is more your game, you'll love the FNB Stadium in South Africa. Do not be fooled; this stadium might look like a UFO, but you won't go flying into space while watching a game! Another look-alike stadium is the "Birds Nest" in Beijing. You have to see it to believe it! 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 stadium, 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 stadiums and make connections to their learning. Reviewer: Heather Welsh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410942456
  • Publisher: Raintree Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Landmark Top Tens Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: NC910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Stadiums 4

Wembley Stadium 6

Cowboys Stadium 8

Beijing National Stadium 10

Azteca Stadium 12

Rungrado May Day Stadium 14

The Colosseum 16

The Maracana 18

FNB (Soccer City) Stadium 20

Melbourne Cricket Ground 22

Yankee Stadium 24

The future of stadiums 26

Stadium facts and figures 28

Glossary 30

Find out more 31

Index 32

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