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Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies
Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies

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Publisher: Mikaya Press

Author Statement: by Elizabeth Mann ; illustrated by Alan Witschonke ; photography by Lewis Hine
Series Name: Wonders of the World Book
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 9
Age range upper: 13
Specs: full color illustrations, black and white photographs, double gatefold, map, index
Pages: 48
Trim Size: 10" x 10" x 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20060204
Copyright Year: 2003
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Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies

Now in paperback, an illustrated history of the Empire State Building: its architecture, engineering, construction, profiles of the millionaires and laborers who build it -- includes both new illustrative paintings and archival photographs.

From start to finish, Mann tracks the wonders of architecture, engineering, and construction that went into the creation of the tallest building in the world for the time. Fascinating profiles describe the individuals who dreamed of and built this architectural marvel. Archival photographs recreate the heady world of the steelworkers out on the girders, high above the city streets.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's 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

Bio:

Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press.

Alan Witschonke is the illustrator of four Wonders of the World books: The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, The Great Wall and Hoover Dam.

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