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Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies (Wonders of the World Book)
Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann 1931414068 9781931414067
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Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann

The illustrated true story of the worlds most famous skyscraper.In 1929 the race was on to construct the tallest building in the world. Less than two years later, the race was won and the age of skyscrapers had its exclamation point.In Empire State Building, author Elizabeth Mann tells the story of an American icon. From start to finishing touches, she tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into its creation. Her fascinating profiles of the millionaires and laborers capture the essence of the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel.Alan Witschonkes paintings are bold and luminous, and his diagrams dazzlingly clear. Photographs by early 20th century master Lewis Hine take the reader up high into the heady, dangerous world of the steelworker out on the edge of girders way above the city streets. Empire State Building is a timely book about the enduring achievement of a great city.Wonders of the World seriesThe winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Manns ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers. - Booklist

Author: Elizabeth Mann

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 48

Publisher: Mikaya Press

Publication Date: 2003-10-04

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 1931414068

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