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The story behind skyscrapers

by Price, Sean.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 720.483 PRI
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 720.483 PRI
 
 
Summary
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. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you'll wish you didn't, about a huge range of topics!
Contents
Soaring into the sky
Early skyscrapers
Planning and building a skyscraper
The dangers of building high
Skyscrapers today
Timeline.

Additional Information
Series True stories.
Subjects Skyscrapers -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Heinemann Library,2009
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781432923495 (hc)
1432923498 (hc)
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