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The science of buildings : the sky-scraping story of structures / written by Alex Woolf ; [artists, Isobel Lundie, Bryan Beach, Jared Green, Sam Bridges, and Shutterstock].

Woolf, Alex, 1964- (author.). Lundie, Isobel, (illustrator.). Beach, Bryan, (illustrator.). Green, Jared, (illustrator.). Bridges, Sam, (illustrator.). Shutterstock (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Science of--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LaGrange Co PL - Bookmobile YA 720 WOO (Text) 30477101386013 Young Adult: Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780531131947
  • ISBN: 0531131947
  • ISBN: 9780531133941
  • ISBN: 053113394X
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ancient buildings -- Medieval buildings -- A building's life cycle -- How are buildings designed and planned? -- Building materials -- How are buildings constructed? -- Skyscrapers -- How do we build in disaster zones? -- How do we build sustainably -- Demolition -- What is the future of buildings? -- The future of building materials.
Summary, etc.:
This book explores the science of architecture since ancient times, and examines the life cycle of a building, from design to demolition. It looks at the challenges faced by todays architects, including how to build in areas prone to natural disaster, and how to build sustainably, so that our structures don't end up damaging the planet.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 1.0 501052.
Subject: Architecture > Juvenile literature.
Building > Design and construction > Juvenile literature.
Structural engineering > Juvenile literature.

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