Mikaya Press

Publisher: Mikaya Press

For 16 years, Mikaya has published nonfiction books with a strong focus on narratives. People need narratives - whether it's about building bridges, discovering continents, or learning how the earth was formed, a well written narrative is essential to turn facts into knowledge. Mikaya Press offers this narrative to help draw readers into the wonders of the world around them.

About this collection 

It's the compelling narrative that keeps the pages turning and organizes information and the stunning illustrations that bring these Wonders of the World to life.

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This collection includes all titles on the list below.

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The Brooklyn Bridge
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The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

The story of the 14 year effort of the Roebling family to build the world's longest suspension bridge across New York's East River. Along with the family saga, the complex technical details of building a suspension bridge are made accessible to young readers through the text and diagrams.

ISBN: 9781931414388
Mann, Elizabeth
48 1564 sec 6-12 820L Nonfiction
Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Al Smith, a defeated candidate for President of the United States, became a real estate developer and built the world's tallest building. The book shows how skyscrapers are constructed and explores the social background of the twenties and thirties.

ISBN: 9781931414395
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2827 sec 6-12 1000L Nonfiction
Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Damming America's wildest river presented unique technical challenge to engineers. Building it the Nevada desert, where tempertures reached 120 degrees, made working conditions deadly, but in the middle of the Great Depression workers had no choice.

ISBN: 9781931414258
Mann, Elizabeth
48 3403 sec 6-12 1020L Nonfiction
Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

The Incas city and the sky is their most famous and lasting achievement. The book shows the rise of the great Andean empire, the culture, wars, etc as well the technical details of building a city of stone without the use of the wheel.

ISBN: 9781931414265
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2410 sec 6-12 1000L Nonfiction
The Panama Canal
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The Panama Canal

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific with a canal had been a dream since explorers first landed in Central America. The book tells the story of the monumental achievement of engineers, doctors and workers in conquering the jungle, disease and extraordinarily difficult conditions.

ISBN: 9781931414319
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2430 sec 6-12 1010L Nonfiction
The Parthenon
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The Parthenon

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Explores the rise of Greek civilization and the development of democracy, a development that led directly to the building of the Parthenon. The archtiecture, art and engineering of the great temple are explored as well.

ISBN: 9781931414289
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2897 sec 6-12 Nonfiction
The Great Pyramid
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The Great Pyramid

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Reveals the mysterious, amazing world of Egypt's Old Kingdom which, 4500 years ago, produced monuments that still amaze. Aside from showing how the Great Pyramid was built, it shows why: the belief in a god-king and a literal life after death.

ISBN: 9781931414401
Mann, Elizabeth
48 1923 sec 6-12 860L Nonfiction
The Roman Colosseum
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The Roman Colosseum

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Chronicals the rise of the west's first great imperial civilization whose martial prowess and engineering genius culiminated in the Colosseum. The book explores Roman slavery, gladitorial games and shows the details of the world's first great arena.

ISBN: 9781931414326
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2879 sec 6-12 1030L Nonfiction
Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Tells the story of two Frenchman, a politician and a sculptor, and decades long effort to honor United States democracy with a monumental statue. The step by step process in creating Liberty as well as the fundraising effort is chronicled in the book.

ISBN: 9781931414456
Mann, Elizabeth
48 3312 sec 6-12 Nonfiction
Taj Mahal
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Taj Mahal

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Tells the story of the great Mughal empire which conquered the Indian subcontinent during the middle ages. It also tells the personal story of Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal to honor his love for his wife and grief at her death.

ISBN: 9781931414449
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2718 sec 6-12 Nonfiction
The Great Wall
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The Great Wall

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

Covers nearly two thousand years of Chinese history, and their efforts to wall themselves in from outside invaders. The Great Wall was a work of many centuries, costing vast sums and untold hardships. In the end, the wall failed to keep invaders out.

ISBN: 9781931414418
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2006 sec 6-12 910L Nonfiction
Tikal
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Tikal

Author: Mann, Elizabeth

The story of the Maya though its largest city, Tikal. While Europe was in the dark ages, the Maya were producing works of art and sophisticated architecture and engineering, which can all be seen in Tikal.

ISBN: 9781931414302
Mann, Elizabeth
48 2434 sec 6-12 Nonfiction
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