This series explores the world's most amazing landmarks, using a 'top ten' approach. Looking at landmarks from different continents and diverse cultures, it combines intermediate curriculum (both social studies and visual arts), with high-interest facts.
What was the Forbidden City modeled after? How many rooms does Buckingham Palace have? Where is Potala Palace located? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing palaces!
This quick-read guide introduces the reader to ten of the most amazing bridges in the world. Including photographs of every bridge and a brief description of the history of the structure, this ebook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers.
Most of us go over bridges without giving them a second thought. But some bridges are engineering wonders and are extraordinary to behold. Put on your hard hat and go behind the scenes to find out how and why some of the world's most famous bridges were built. Explore the design, construction, and engineering processes that went into creating some of these marvelous bridges. Extraordinary Bridges will leave you with a better understanding and a greater appreciation of these amazing structures.
Examines one hundred bridges from around the world, including early Chinese bamboo and iron chain suspension bridges, the new London Bridge, the Quebec bridge, and the first Honshu-Shikoku bridge complex in Japan.
What is the largest NFL stadium? Which stadium was constructed for the 2008 summer Olympics? Where is the Rungrado May Day Stadium located? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of t he world's most amazing stadiums!
Build Your Own Models of the World's Most Famous Structures
Author: Gretchen G. Bank
In rich narrative and with stunning historical and contemporary photos, this book brings these landmark bridges to life, and lets you re-create 4 of the world¿s most famous bridges at home: New York's Brooklyn Bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, London's Tower Bridge, and Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge. This collector¿s kit includes: Beautiful historical and color photos; Detailed stories of the design and construction of each bridge; Step-by-step instruct. for easy model assembly; Special acetate pieces to create realistic bridge cables for the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges; and Two automatic LED lights to illuminate both towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. When fully assembled, the models measure 2 feet in length and 8 inches in height.
Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Their creation has been driven by man's desire, from the earliest times, to make lines of communication possible by foot, horse or engine. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade and transporting water to villages and cities. Some are of breathtaking beauty and it is little wonder that they rank among the world's most admired structures. As Marcus Binney writes, 'Each one is remarkable in its own way, each a response to a challenge and perhaps the realization of a dream.' This book looks at more than two hundred bridges spanning the world and the centuries. Here you will find, amongst others, an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; the bridges of Venice; France's famous Millau Viaduct; the doubledecker, transporter, lift and stilt bridges produced by German precision engineering; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila (glowing in a bright livery of yellow and terracotta red); the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India, and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan.
From the best-selling author of Skyscrapers comes the much-anticipated twentieth-anniversary edition of her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans, now in color and bigger than ever. This visual history of the world''s landmark bridges is updated and expanded since its initial publication twenty years ago, with all-new photographs and features on cutting edge work by international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject. With its dynamic design and oversized format, the book is as dramatic as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; location maps and architectural drawings invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its historical context and significance. Throughout, informative profiles, sidebars, and statistics make BRIDGES an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast. Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge designs around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tarn Valley, France, now the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This all-new twentieth-anniversary edition features profiles on these amazing spans and on beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as thematic chapters on lighting technologies, military bridges, and bridges in the movies.
The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures
Author: David Blockley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Bridges are remarkable structures. Often vast, immense, and sometimes beautiful, they can be icons of cities. David Blockley explains how to read a bridge, how they stand up, and how engineers design them to be so strong. He examines the engineering problems posed by bridges, and considers their cultural, aesthetic, and historical importance.
The only guide you'll need for walking around Tokyo! Everything you need is in this one convenient package—including a large pull-out map! Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City is the only Tokyo travel guide that is exclusively a walking guide, with lively text full of facts and stories that emphasize the history, culture, architecture and spirit of the city and its neighborhoods. On foot and by train or subway, it takes you through the most fascinating parts of the modern megalopolis, while making the shogun's city—the Edo of samurai and geishas, merchants and artisans—and the outlines of old Tokyo come alive. From famous historical sites like the Imperial Palace to unique attractions like the Tsukiji Fish Market, this travel book offers something for every visitor and even long-term residents. Fully up-to-date, Tokyo: 29 Walks in the World's Most Exciting City contains: 19 walks in Tokyo 10 day trips that include Yokohama, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Kawagoe More than 100 full-color photos 50 full-color maps A large pull-out map!
"Describes some of the longest and most famous bridges ever built. Includes information on the bridge designers, the challenges they faced, and statistics of the finished bridges"--Provided by publisher.
Contains 40 leaves of cut-out models of bridges (including 5 acetate sheets) and automatic LED lights for towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. Text includes history of each bridge and instructions on how to assemble the models.