Gareth's Guide to Building a Skyscraper
Gareth Guides to an Extraordinary Life
If you've ever stood on the observation deck of the Empire State Building or viewed a photograph of the 163-storey-tall Burj Khalifa, you know what an extraordinary feat of engineering a skyscraper is. It isn't an easy task to design or build one. This authoritative volume delves into the career paths involved with constructing the gravity-defying structures called skyscrapers, including engineering and architecture. The valuable text, supported by photographs, sidebars, fact boxes, infographics, and graphic organizers, contains plenty of information on careers as well as STEM-related concepts relevant to the elementary science curriculum.