Burj Khalifa

9781532123092. Murray, Julie. Space Needle. ISBN 9781532123146.ea vol: 24p. (Super Structures). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. ABDO. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $27.07.
Gr 3–5—Dramatic, high-quality color photos highlight this fact-filled set on renowned international and U.S. structures. The photos emphasize perspective, making the enormous size of these marvels even more impressive. Short sentences contribute to easy, fast-paced reading; unfamiliar vocabulary appears in bold. Construction histories and materials are noted, as are design elements and functions. Unsurprisingly, numbers feature prominently in each title, as pertinent statistics relating to a structure (height, cost, quantity of materials used, number of floors, etc.) appear on most pages; some whopping figures may be challenging to understand. A concluding "More Facts" list in each volume provides extra interesting tidbits of information.
VERDICT The conversational tone and broad range of structures and their locations make this set a fine introduction to these wonders. For report writers and browsers. The International Space Station and The World Trade Center have broadest appeal.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing