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Skyscrapers : investigate feats of engineering

Author: Donna Latham; Andrew Christensen
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Nomad Press, Ann Arbor, MI : Manufactured by Sheridan Books, [2013] 2013. ©2013
Series: '">"Build it yourself" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the physical science behind the construction of skyscrapers, covering such topics as gravity, inertia, oscillation, and static electricity. Looks at how the engineering and building techniques involved in the creation of present-day skyscrapers evolved over time.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Latham; Andrew Christensen
ISBN: 9781619301894 161930189X 9781619301931 1619301938
OCLC Number: 829739013
Notes: "With 25 Projects"--Cover.
"Inspires interest in STEM"--Page 4 of cover.
Target Audience: Ages 9-12; guided reading level V.
Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The sky's the limit --
Engineering and thinking big --
Defying gravity --
Story by story : building up --
Chicago : sky high in the Windy City --
New York City : vertical metropolis --
Amazing skyscraper achievements --
Disasters and close calls.
Series Title: "Build it yourself" series.
Responsibility: Donna Latham ; illustrated by Andrew Christensen.

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