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Skyscrapers: The Heights of Engineering: Science Comics


Series
Science Comics

written and illustrated by
John Kerschbaum

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
First Second
ISBN
9781626727953
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Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic— dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, robots, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

In this volume, join a pair of superheroes as they uncover the secrets of skyscrapers, from the great Egyptians pyramids to the world’s tallest building. Read along and learn how skyscrapers are a bold combination of applied physics, ingenuity, and a lot of hard work!

Introduction. Glossary. Full-color illustrations were drawn in pencil, inked with pens, then scanned and colored in Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

Dewey

720

AR

5.2: points 2

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2020

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Skyscrapers. Buildings. Superheroes. Engineering. History of skyscrapers. Science. Architecture. Comics and graphic novels.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

In a visual history of the innovations that have made it possible to design and construct tall buildings, a nerdy superhero flies his sidekick Quiz Kid on a worldwide tour, from Egypt’s ancient Great Pyramid of Giza to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, with stops to pay homage to notable achievements in engineering, such as Chicago’s Home Insurance Building and New York’s Flatiron Building. From there, the duo check out the structural features of modern skyscrapers, watch a building go up, and learn about the nitty-gritty of foundations, concrete, trusses, the role of mass dampers in reducing vortex shedding, elevators, and the evolution of greener structures. Though the dialogue bubbles sometimes swell to the bursting point with information, our tour guide’s explanations are as clear as the cleanly drawn cartoon cutaways and construction sites. Quiz Kid’s exclamations (“Kewl!”, “Wowza!”) lighten the text, as do his flashbacks about rescuing his inept mentor from supervillains. The content consistently rises above the cutesy expressions: “But up, up, and away you go! Conquering obstacle after obstacle with science!” An engaging and welcome update to Lynn Curlee’s Skyscraper or Chris Oxlade’s Skyscrapers.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

In a visual history of the innovations that have made it possible to design and construct tall buildings, a nerdy superhero flies his sidekick Quiz Kid on a worldwide tour, from Egypt’s ancient Great Pyramid of Giza to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper, with stops to pay homage to notable achievements in engineering, such as Chicago’s Home Insurance Building and New York’s Flatiron Building. From there, the duo check out the structural features of modern skyscrapers, watch a building go up, and learn about the nitty-gritty of foundations, concrete, trusses, the role of mass dampers in reducing vortex shedding, elevators, and the evolution of greener structures. Though the dialogue bubbles sometimes swell to the bursting point with information, our tour guide’s explanations are as clear as the cleanly drawn cartoon cutaways and construction sites. Quiz Kid’s exclamations (“Kewl!”, “Wowza!”) lighten the text, as do his flashbacks about rescuing his inept mentor from supervillains. The content consistently rises above the cutesy expressions: “But up, up, and away you go! Conquering obstacle after obstacle with science!” An engaging and welcome update to Lynn Curlee’s Skyscraper or Chris Oxlade’s Skyscrapers.

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