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Product Description: "Learn all about some of the world's tallest, most incredible buildings, from how they are designed and built to how skyscraper technology has changed over time"--

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9780531222737 | Scholastic Library Pub, February 1, 2016, cover price $6.95

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9780531224830 | Childrens Pr, February 1, 2016, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: "Learn all about some of the world's tallest, most incredible buildings, from how they are designed and built to how skyscraper technology has changed over time"--

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Product Description: In Skyscrapers, early fluent readers will learn about the engineering that goes into building sky-high. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them.

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9781620312100 | Pogo, August 1, 2015, cover price $25.65 | About this edition: In Skyscrapers, early fluent readers will learn about the engineering that goes into building sky-high.
9780516054230, titled "Walrus's Adventure in Alphabet Town" | Childrens Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $19.00 | also contains Walrus''s Adventure in Alphabet Town | About this edition: One Wednesday when Walrus is bored, he decides to have a water party and invites his friends Whale, Woodchuck, and Woodpecker

Product Description: Skyscrapers stretch high into a citys skyline, providing places to work and live for millions of people. Discover the engineering behind skyscrapers.

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9781502606068 | Cavendish Square, August 1, 2015, cover price $10.58 | About this edition: Describes the history, design, and construction of skyscrapers, and includes information on the tallest buildings in the world and the skyscrapers of the future.

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9781502606075 | Cavendish Square, August 29, 2015, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: Skyscrapers stretch high into a citys skyline, providing places to work and live for millions of people.

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Product Description: Nothing in the built world captures the imagination like the skyscraper. Behind every soaring tower stands a designer with courageous vision and enough engineering know-how to pull off incredible feats of architectural derring-do...read more

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9781616892708 | Princeton Architectural Pr, September 2, 2014, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Nothing in the built world captures the imagination like the skyscraper.

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Product Description: The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be taken into account in order to design tall buildings successfully...read more

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9781138021778 | Routledge, September 4, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction.

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At a stunning 18 inches tall and celebrating all of today's most significant superstructures, this all-new edition of Skyscrapers features 15 exciting new buildings and a brand-new interview with Adrian Smith, the world's foremost architect of supertall buildings. Retaining all of the qualities that made it a major bestseller—informative commentary, historic facts and architectural information, and glorious photography— this groundbreaking, shelf-scraping international bestseller is a Skyscrapers for the new millennium. Unique in scale and design, the book has been expanded to 160 pages and features more than 60 buildings by such well-known architects as Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Philip Johnson, Morphosis, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano, Cesar Pelli, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Arranged chronologically, it includes features on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future-as well as a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, designer of the Burj Dubai, the tallest structure in the world. Each informative spread includes photos, plans, diagrams, background, technological information, and more, all in an elegant design.

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9781579129422 | Rev upd edition (Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, November 5, 2013), cover price $29.99
9781579127879 | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, October 1, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: At a stunning 18 inches tall and celebrating all of today's most significant superstructures, this all-new edition of Skyscrapers features 15 exciting new buildings and a brand-new interview with Adrian Smith, the world's foremost architect of supertall buildings.

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From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers. The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognizable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants, and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities- with infrastructure not unlike that hidden beneath our streets. Clean water is provided to floors thousands of feet in the sky; elevators move people swiftly and safely throughout the building; and telecom networks allow virtual meetings with people on other continents. How are these services-considered essential, but largely taken for granted- possible in such a complex structure? What does it really take to sustain human life at such enormous heights?Exploring the interconnected systems that make life livable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper. Ascher examines skyscrapers from around the world to learn how these incredible structures operate. Just how do skyscrapers sway in the wind, and why exactly is that a good idea? How can a modern elevator be as fast as an airplane? Why are skyscrapers in Asia safer than those in the United States? Have new safeguards been designed to protect skyscrapers from terrorism?What happens when the power goes out in a building so tall? Why are all modern skyscrapers seemingly made of glass, and how can that be safe? How do skyscrapers age, and how can they be maintained over decades of habitation? No detail is too small, no difficulty too big to escape Ascher's encyclopedic eye.Along the way, The Heights introduces the reader to every type of person involved in designing, building, and maintaining a skyscraper: the designers who calculate how weight and weather will affect their structures, the workers who dig the foundations and raise the lightning rods, the crews who clean the windows and maintain the air ducts, and the firefighters-whose special equipment allows blazes to be fought at unprecedented heights.More than a technical survey, Ascher's work is a triumphant ode to the most monumental aspect of modern civilization. Saturated with vivid illustrations and unforgettable anecdotes, The Heights is the ultimate guide to the way things work in the skyscraper.

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9781594203039 | Penguin Pr, November 10, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the author of The Works: Anatomy of a City comes a gorgeous graphic tour through the inner workings of skyscrapers.

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9780143124085 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 5, 2013), cover price $22.00

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Product Description: Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures...read more
By Andrew Christensen (illustrator)

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9781619301894 | Nomad Pr, September 1, 2013, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.

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9781619301931 | Nomad Pr, September 1, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.

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9781601525444 | Referencepoint Pr Inc, August 1, 2013, cover price $28.95

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Product Description: In big cities, people work and live in skyscrapers. Have you ever wondered how these towers are built? How high can they go? Follow along to see how a skyscraper goes up and what goes on inside!About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher...read more

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9781480710474 | 2 edition (Shell Education, February 1, 2014), cover price $23.96 | About this edition: In big cities, people work and live in skyscrapers.

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9781433336201 | 2 edition (Shell Education, November 1, 2011), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Early readers will be engaged as they find out how a skyscraper is built and what goes inside when it's completed.

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9781617723032 | Bearport Pub Co Inc, August 1, 2011, cover price $22.61

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9781410942531 | Raintree, July 1, 2011, cover price $8.29

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9781410942425 | Raintree, July 1, 2011, cover price $29.99

Describes the history, construction, and significance of the tower.

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9781617140761 | Buddy Books, January 1, 2010, cover price $24.21

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9781591975083 | Buddy Books, January 11, 2005, cover price $25.65 | About this edition: Describes the history, construction, and significance of the tower.

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Product Description: They tower over city streets. They hold stores and restaurants. Big buildings are found in cities around the world. Learn about big buildings and their special features.

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9781429639941 | Pebble Plus, January 1, 2010, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: They tower over city streets.

Discusses the construction and architectural elements of the Empire State Building.

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9781617140808 | Buddy Books, January 1, 2010, cover price $24.21

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9781599289359 | Buddy Books, January 1, 2008, cover price $25.65 | About this edition: Discusses the construction and architectural elements of the Empire State Building.

Describes the history, design, construction, and original controversial nature of the World Trade Center, as well as the terrorist attack that destroyed it on September 11, 2001.

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9781616139513, titled "World Trade Center" | Checkerboard Library, January 1, 2010, cover price $25.65

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9781577658504 | Checkerboard Library, September 1, 2002, cover price $27.07 | About this edition: Describes the history, design, construction, and original controversial nature of the World Trade Center, as well as the terrorist attack that destroyed it on September 11, 2001.

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Product Description: People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building. You can see all of New York City from the top of this tall skyscraper! Just how many floors does the Empire State Building have? And how long did it take workers to create this amazing structure? Read this book to find out...read more

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9780761350095 | Lerner Pub Group, September 1, 2009, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building.

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9780822594048 | Lerner Pub Group, September 1, 2009, cover price $26.65 | About this edition: People come from all over the world to see the Empire State Building.

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Product Description: This title discusses how skyscrapers are built, including engineering, design and construction.

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9781602794856 | Cherry Lake Pub, July 15, 2009, cover price $27.07 | About this edition: This title discusses how skyscrapers are built, including engineering, design and construction.

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Product Description: How tall is the world’s tallest skyscraper? Why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa crooked? Who invented the elevator brake? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects...read more

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9781432923495 | Heinemann/Raintree, June 15, 2009, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: How tall is the world’s tallest skyscraper?

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Product Description: A fundamental introduction to New Yorks Empire State Building, including the history of the skyscrapers construction, the details of its design, and tips for visiting the site in person.

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9781583417034 | Creative Co, January 1, 2009, cover price $24.25 | About this edition: A fundamental introduction to New Yorks Empire State Building, including the history of the skyscrapers construction, the details of its design, and tips for visiting the site in person.

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Examines the history, design, construction, and uses of skyscrapers and describes some notable examples
By Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

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9781568461663 | Creative Co, August 23, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Examines the history, design, construction, and uses of skyscrapers and describes some notable examples

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Product Description: Jam-packed with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs accompanied by a lively, authoritative text, New Urban Giants tells the story of the design and building of thirty-one remarkable structures around the world, including corporate headquarters, residential towers, and state-of-the-art hotels...read more

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9788854403321 | White Star, September 16, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Jam-packed with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs accompanied by a lively, authoritative text, New Urban Giants tells the story of the design and building of thirty-one remarkable structures around the world, including corporate headquarters, residential towers, and state-of-the-art hotels.
9788863120035 | White Star, September 9, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Jam-packed with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs accompanied by a lively, authoritative text, New Urban Giants tells the story of the design and building of thirty-one remarkable structures around the world, including corporate headquarters, residential towers, and state-of-the-art hotels.

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Product Description: This children's activity book takes the reader through the various stages of building a skyscraper - from making a model city, through design of the building and problem-solving, to the actual construction of the tower from foundation to finished structure.

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9781885593504 | Williamson Pub, May 1, 2001, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Examines the history, construction, environmental impact, and design of skyscrapers, and offers various projects and reports that explain the different aspects of building, designing, and maintaining the structures.

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9780606223515, titled "Skyscrapers: Super Structures to Design and Build" | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $21.10 | About this edition: Examines the history, construction, environmental impact, and design of skyscrapers, and offers various projects and reports that explain the different aspects of building, designing, and maintaining the structures.

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9781439547175 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 1, 2008), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This children's activity book takes the reader through the various stages of building a skyscraper - from making a model city, through design of the building and problem-solving, to the actual construction of the tower from foundation to finished structure.

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Product Description: Simple text and photographs present the construction of a skyscraper, including information on the workers and equipment needed.

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9781429612333 | Pebble Plus, January 1, 2008, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Simple text and photographs present the construction of a skyscraper, including information on the workers and equipment needed.

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