Amazing Landmarks: Discover the hidden stories behind 10 iconic structures! (Hardcover)
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Could you build the world's most iconic landmarks?
Could you design the Golden Gate Bridge? Could you construct the Eiffel Tower? Could you decorate the Burj Khalifa? Could you make a budget, draw up the plans, and handle every problem that arises to create something that withstands the test of time?
This accessible nonfiction compendium explores the creation of 10 global landmarks, from the first spark of an idea to the final layer of paint. Acclaimed educator Rekha Rajan encourages readers to see themselves as the engineers, builders, architects, and more through interactive stories and a unique structure.
Graphic artist Alex Asfour's gorgeous art works seamlessly with engaging photographs to create a standout nonfiction title that will appeal to both kids and educators.
Ideal for any grade schooler with an interest in STEAM!
About the Author
Alex Asfour is a graphic designer and the founder of IdeaStorm Studio. He has collaborated with many companies, including Budweiser, USPS, the Washington Post, Uber, and many more. Amazing Landmarks is his children's book debut. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Rekha S. Rajan, EdD. has been an educator for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate and master's in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, in NYC and a master's in early childhood education from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Rajan is the author of six books for teachers. Her book Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5 (SAGE, 2012) includes over 60 lesson plans on how to connect the arts with STEM subjects. Her work has been featured on NPR, the National Head Start Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the California Alliance for Arts Education, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her family.