Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World : A Breathtaking Tour of the Planet's Greatest Manmade Structures

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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive, dynamic series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork, the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource. "Wonders of the World" reveals the history, stories and people behind the planet's most amazing structures. In chapter one, exciting artworks recreate the seven ancient wonders; chapter two zooms in on the later historical wonders, such as the Great Wall of China; and the final chapter reveals modern marvels, including the world's tallest skyscrapers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 231.1 x 276.9 x 12.7mm | 544.32g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour photos & artwork illustrations
  • 0753414260
  • 9780753414262
  • 985,657

Table of contents

6-7 Foreword; Chapter 1: Ancient Wonders; 8-9 Pyramids of Egypt; 10-11 Hanging Gardens of Babylon; 12-13 Statue of Zeus at Olympia; 14-15 Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; 16-17 Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; 18-19 The Colossus of Rhodes; 20-21 The Pharos at Alexandria; 22-23 Chapter 2: Historical Wonders; 24-25 The Colosseum at Rome; 26-27 Great Wall of China; 28-29 Angkor Wat; 30-31 Easter Island statues; 32-33 Chichen Itza; 34-35 The Taj Mahal; 36-37 Canals of Venice; 38-39 Chapter 3: Modern Wonders; 40-41 Skyscrapers; 42-43 Temples of the arts; 44-45 Water wonders (dams); 46-47 Tunnels and bridges; 48-49 Info lab (the CERN laboratory); 50-51 Modern colossi; 52-53 Reaching other worlds; 54-55 Reaching other worlds; 56-59 UNESCO World Heritage sites; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.show more

About Philip Steele

Philip Steele is an experienced author and editor who has been writing books for children and adults on a wide range of topics, including history, geography and cultural themes, for over 20 years. He lives in North Wales, United Kingdom.show more

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