SERIES MADE SIMPLE

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.
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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.

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