The Great Book of Questions and Answers: Over 1000 Questions and Answers (Questions & Answers)

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Ever questioned even if ostriches quite bury their heads within the sand, or what fuel giants are? This energetic reference publication for kids, and the full relations, asks and solutions those questions, and countless numbers extra in addition to. It presents the knowledge that youngsters love in an available and interesting means. themes comprise: the Universe, Planet Earth, the Human physique, global historical past, and technology and expertise.

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Quickly Q’s: 1. Why is the Parthenon recognized? The Parthenon used to be a temple to the Greek goddess Athena. It used to be equipped among 447 and 433 BC and nonetheless stands on the Acropolis in Athens. Its ornamental sculptures made up of white marble make it an instance of the simplest Grecian structure. 2. what's Stonehenge? Stonehenge, outfitted among 3000 and 1500 BC, is the easiest recognized prehistoric stone constitution in England. it really is shaped of tall status stones, or megaliths, set in a circle inside of even older earthworks. it's been declared an international history web site. Stones in a circle smooth students think Stonehenge used to be an historical observatory, used for predicting levels of the Moon. 164 Q Have the earliest constructions lasted? A The earliest constructions have been of bark, leaves, dust and straw. they didn't final lengthy. yet later, humans started to construct temples and palaces of stone. The earliest constructions that we all know of have been in-built approximately 9000 BC within the Neolithic or New Stone Age. those contain the world’s oldest stone temple, the Gobekli Tepe, in Turkey. round 7000 BC the Sumerians, Assyrians and the Egyptians made large advancements in construction. probably the most striking early structures, together with Sumerian ziggurats (temples) and the Egyptian pyramids, have been made round 3000 BC. As humans grew extra convinced in structure, the structures obtained greater and extra ornamental. development a cathedral Stones unloaded through boats for the making of a cathedral have been raised via a process of pulleys. They have been dressed through specialist stonemasons prior to being installed position. Q What have been medieval constructions like? A With the unfold of Christianity, the very best medieval structure was once noticeable in church buildings. church buildings have been inbuilt kinds: Romanesque and Gothic. The Romanesque kind ordinarily used brick vaults and rounded arches. Gothic church buildings just like the Salisbury Cathedral in England and Notre Dame de Paris in France are tall church buildings with pointed-arch home windows and doors. they're supported through buttresses and so they have attractive stainedglass home windows to permit mild in. through the Renaissance, structure was once encouraged through the classical age of Greece and Rome. GrBigBk_Q_A 164-177. qxd 21/5/07 12:37 pm web page one hundred sixty five structure Q How did sleek structure occur? A the economic Revolution gave architects many new fabrics to construct with, like iron and metal, concrete and powerful glass. In 1779 English ironmonger Abraham Darby equipped the 1st iron bridge over the river Severn. It proved that forged iron will be used as a robust construction fabric. The Crystal Palace that Joseph Paxton publish on the nice Exhibition in London in 1851 was once completely made from glass and iron. glossy structure grew to become frequent within the 20th century. It was once a lot easier than the decorative type of the previous. constructions have been simpler and designed to utilize house. Q the place was once the 1st skyscraper? A within the usa, tall structures have been referred to as skyscrapers as early because the Eighties. They have been equipped on a metal constitution and had vital heating, electric pumps and lifts.

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