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13 Bridges Children Should Know - (13 Children Should Know) by Brad Finger (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 48

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Architecture

Series Title: 13 Children Should Know

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Prestel Junior

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Brad Finger

Language: English

Street Date: October 25, 2015
TCIN: 50130437
UPC: 9783791372402
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5638

Description

The most recent addition to Prestel's acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, offers a fascinating look at bridges that span the centuries as well as the globe. The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings, and informative texts it explores the fascinating history, construction, design, and significance of 13 renowned structures in a manner that will appeal to children hungry for
information. In double-page spreads that highlight important
as well as little-known facts, they will learn about the building
of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world; how the
Golden Gate bridge lives up to its evocative name; the haunting
history of Venice's 16th-century Bridge of Sighs, and the
ingenious construction methods devised by the builders of the
Brooklyn Bridge. Vibrantly designed to encourage children to
linger and explore the subject further, this book will appeal to
curious minds, and inspire its young readers to dream and build
on their own.
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