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8 edition of Skyscrappers (Masterpieces of Architecture) found in the catalog.

Skyscrappers (Masterpieces of Architecture)

by Charles Sheppard

  • 126 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by New Line Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc,
  • Architecture,
  • Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings,
  • Architecture / General,
  • Skyscrapers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8680312M
    ISBN 101880908611
    ISBN 109781880908617
    OCLC/WorldCa44696039

      Skyscraper chronicles the week before the annual Christmas party at Wolfe Industries, an African American-owned automobile manufacturer. The week leading up to the Wolfe Industries annual Christmas party is unforgettable, as the lives of four people who have barely interacted with one another in the past begin to cross paths in the most Pages: This book is for curious kids big and small who may wonder how a skyscraper is built. Each phase of construction is given its own two page spread to explain and explore what is going on with colorful illustrations and a catchy, repetitive refrain scheme for the text that will engage young children/5.

    THE BOOK:This is an original tour book from David Lee Roth's "Skyscraper" World tour. CONDITION:Near Mint to Mint for its age. If there is a problem, we will do everything we can to make it Seller Rating: % positive. Meet Susan Knack and Diana Nishi, two engineers who make skyscrapers soar! Skyscraper Webography Here's where you'll find links to more spectacular skyscraper resources on the Web.

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