Synopses & Reviews
The Uncovering series explores science and technology focusing on topics of interest to young adult readers and featuring full-color illustrations, informative text, sidebars, captions and four acetate overlays.
Explores key types of skyscrapers throughout the world, discussing materials and construction technologies as well as the functions and locations of important skyscrapers.
Who designs skyscrapers? How are they built? Why don't they fall down?
From the Tower of Babel to the Great Pyramids to New York's Freedom Tower (to be completed in 2010), skyscrapers in one form or another have captured humankind's imagination. This book covers the world's most important skyscrapers, beginning with the earliest attempts to build to the sky, through the major design periods, and right up to post-September 11.
The acetate overlays feature: The Chrysler Building cutaway view of the crownThe New York Skyline 1876 and todayThe Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank cutaway view of its structureThe Petronas Tower, Kuala Lumpur in 1996, the world's tallest building.
The Uncovering series: Exposing science and technology in stunning color and detail.
Jam-packed with exacting full-color illustrations, these titles focus on topics of particular interest to young readers. Informative text and descriptive captions and sidebars complement dozens of annotated drawings. Each book contains four acetate overlays, used in some cases to show changes over time, in others to show a cutaway interior.