Buildings and Structures
This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to the field of buildings and structures, from the tallest towers to dams, stadia, and canals. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions, and assesses their environmental impact.
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