Buildings: How They Work
From the first cave dwellings and mud huts to modern skyscrapers and shopping malls, discover the "how"s and "why"s of buildings. See how people throughout history and around the world have built structures to protect themselves and to suit their way of life and environment. "Information is presented in illustrated double-page spreads that address single topics. Each idea is introduced in a short general paragraph, with small, captioned color drawings providing further examples and more specific details. Sure to be popular with browsers, this will also be of interest to budding architects."-- "Booklist. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
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