The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

by Rebecca Stanborough


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This title explores and explains how the Great Wall of China was built. The wall's construction is described in terms of the engineering process. The book explores why the wall was built and describes the design stages and technologies used during construction. The book also describes the challenges builders faced while building the wall.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491482018
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Engineering Wonders Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,070,004
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Rebecca Stanborough spent her teenage years in a ramshackle community house with 21 people and two bathrooms. Now she lives and writes in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded by alligators, island rats, and roseate spoonbills, none of whom has ever asked to share her bathroom.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Earth Dragon 4

Chapter 2 Why Build Walls? 6

Chapter 3 A Wall for Unified China 10

Chapter 4 Sticks and Stones 14

Chapter 5 Bricks and Stones 16

Chapter 6 Fortifications 22

Chapter 7 The Wall in Modern Times 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 31

Index 32

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