Agra, India, is home to one of the most famous monuments in the world. The Taj Mahal rises 240 feet over the city, its white marble dome visible from miles around! This title for young readers explores the history of the famous building, from how and why it was built to what it's used for today. Leveled text and beautiful photos highlight the main points of the historic monument, and special features such as a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connect further showcase why the Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world!
"The Seven Wonders of the Modern World series (7 titles) transports readers to significant world heritage sites around the globe. The double-page spreads typically feature two large, colorful illustrations as well as a space set aside for the main text. Addressing readers directly, the writer in each book guides them through the experience of visiting the featured site, while presenting its history along with interesting sidelights. The Taj Mahal, besides presenting the iconic structure's history and its beauty, discusses current concerns about environmental threats to the building and the search for potential solutions. Maps, time lines, and sidebars offer quick access to relevant facts. Chosen from different sources, the many colorful photos are the most memorable part of each book. Useful for young researchers and intriguing for stay-at-home travelers, this attractive series introduces seven unique "wonders.""
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