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Capstone PressInc, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This updated edition asks some great questions. Why did the Romans build bridges? What is the longest bridge? How does a suspension bridge work? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in Building Amazing Structures. Each book in the series looks at some of today's most amazing structures from around the world. Begin your journey by reading about similar structures in history and how they were built. Then discover the techniques and materials that today's engineers and builders use to make even more amazing structures. Finally, learn about structures that failed and why.

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User Review  - christieb - LibraryThing

Great for inspiring students about structures and how things are built. Good introduction to having students notice details and why bridges last or don't. Read full review


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Chris Oxlade has worked as a writer and editor on more than 70 books, generally in the field of science and technology, but also in the subject area of sports and hobbies. After gaining a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1983, he has written mainly for children but occasionally for the adult market. His general interests include cricket, rock climbing and photography. Chris's published works include The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science (Usborne), The Ancient Olympics (Heinemann), Wheels, Wings and Water (Raintree), DK Picture Atlas (Dorling Kindersley) and Great Inventions That Shaped The World (Lorenz Books).

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