Engineering the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, a majestic mausoleum in India, continues to amaze visitors with its beauty nearly 400 years after its construction. Engineering the Taj Mahal discusses the emperor behind the famous structure, the precise engineering used by the designers, and the ways in which India is preserving the mausoleum so that it can continue to impress future generations. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Arts, Crafts & Makerspace|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Building by Design Set 2 – School Library Connection
This series provides readers with interesting background information and facts about construction of several world-famous feats of architecture. Titles offer a student-centered perspective into the history, construction, and current status of these unique landmarks through limited text, full-color photographs, and diagrams. Insights into the architect’s thinking, the math involved in creating the plans; hidden symbols in the designs; and information on cleaning, maintaining, and preserving the landmarks are among the topics included. Providing just the right balance of images, facts, and sidebars to intrigue the young architect or engineer, I foresee reading one title in the series will springboard readers into the rest. All titles include sidebars offering different perspectives; prompts and activities for writing, reading, analysis, and critical thinking; and nicely labeled diagrams. This series also focuses on primary sources and offers ancillary online resources. Great for any STEM focus as each book addresses math, science, and engineering aspects. Recommended.