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Burj Khalifa: The Tallest Tower in the World


Series
A Great Idea—Engineering

by
Stuart A. Kallen

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Norwood House Press
Imprint
Norwood House
ISBN
9781599535982
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With 163 stories and reaching a height of 2,717 feet, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is more than twice as tall as the Empire State Building. This book provides a fascinating account of the engineering feats that went into the six-year construction of the world’s tallest human-made structure. Novel techniques, from the unique Y-shaped base designed to protect against high winds to the “sky source cooling” system and a new type of concrete, are described in accessible language. Text boxes address relevant subjects such as “Washing 24,000 Windows,” and the structure’s urban legends. Occasional “Did You Know?” boxes offer interesting tidbits: “Elevators in the Burj Khalifa have the longest travel distance in the world.” Back matter includes a glossary, further reading, suggested Web sites, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

0

Dewey

720

AR

6.8: points 1

Lexile

990L

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Jun 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Blending specific information with dramatic storytelling, these accounts of some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects all capture a sense of their awesome scale. The volumes recount massive obstacles, hazards, worker abuses, and environmental stresses. Other issues are also covered. (“The number of people who died building the Great Wall may have exceeded 1 million.”) Authors highlight the ingenious, often unique, engineering that made each project possible. Enhanced by sidebars, color photos or period images, and helpful resource lists, these titles all make riveting reading.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Blending specific information with dramatic storytelling, these accounts of some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects all capture a sense of their awesome scale. The volumes recount massive obstacles, hazards, worker abuses, and environmental stresses. Other issues are also covered. (“The number of people who died building the Great Wall may have exceeded 1 million.”) Authors highlight the ingenious, often unique, engineering that made each project possible. Enhanced by sidebars, color photos or period images, and helpful resource lists, these titles all make riveting reading.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
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These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

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$258.00 per Year
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