Discover the most stupendous sports stadiums in the world and learn about their incredible features through comparisons. For instance, did you know that ANZ Stadium in Australia is one of the most eco-friendly stadiums around? It has four large tanks that can collect 850,000 gallons (3,217,600 l) of rainwater that's used to water the field. That's enough water to fill about 28,000 bathtubs! Or did you know that the new Cowboys Stadium has a massive video screen display that hangs 90 feet (27 m) in the airso high that the White House could easily fit between the screen and the field? This book is filled with dazzling photos and fascinating comparisons that will help readers understand just how amazing these stupendous stadiums really are.
Amusement-park rides, buildings, skyscrapers, and sports stadiums. No big deal, right? But the So Big Compared to What? series looks at extreme versions of these commonplace structures. The Marina Bay Floating Stadium, one of the Stupendous Sports Stadiums in the world, boasts a stadium field that sits atop 15 floating pontoons in Singapore’s harbor. In addition to a paragraph of information, each of the entries (eight per book) includes date of opening, location, height, and noteworthy feature. The colorful photos are fun to examine, and cloudy-sky backgrounds on each page enhance the larger-than-life feel. There are thought bubbles, stat boxes, and size comparisons throughout, making this series particularly child-friendly. Back matter includes additional examples of adjective-worthy rides and structures, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading. Grades 3-5. --Ann Kelley
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