Skyscrapers (Uncovering Technology) Chris Oxlade

ISBN: 9781554071364

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52 pages


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Skyscrapers (Uncovering Technology)  by  Chris Oxlade

Skyscrapers (Uncovering Technology) by Chris Oxlade
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Who designs skyscrapers? How are they built? Why dont they fall down?From the Tower of Babel to the Great Pyramids to New Yorks Freedom Tower (to be completed in 2010), skyscrapers in one form or another have captured humankinds imagination.MoreWho designs skyscrapers? How are they built? Why dont they fall down?From the Tower of Babel to the Great Pyramids to New Yorks Freedom Tower (to be completed in 2010), skyscrapers in one form or another have captured humankinds imagination. This book covers the worlds most important skyscrapers, beginning with the earliest attempts to build to the sky, through the major design periods, and right up to post-September 11.The acetate overlays feature: The Chrysler Building cutaway view of the crown The New York Skyline 1876 and today The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank cutaway view of its structure The Petronas Tower, Kuala Lumpur in 1996, the worlds tallest building.The Uncovering series: Exposing science and technology in stunning color and detail.Jam-packed with exacting full-color illustrations, these titles focus on topics of particular interest to young readers.

Informative text and descriptive captions and sidebars complement dozens of annotated drawings. Each book contains four acetate overlays, used in some cases to show changes over time, in others to show a cutaway interior.



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