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Curious constructions a peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures

Hearst, Michael 1972- (author.). Johnstone, Matt, 1982- (illustrator.).


Curious about constructions? Inside this book, you'll come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you'd need to jump the Great Wall of China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more accounts of constructions both useful and unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?"

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  • ISBN: 9781452144849
  • ISBN: 1452144842
  • Physical Description: 102 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Arecibo Observatory -- Berkut oil rig -- Biosphere 2 -- Bob Burnquist's mega ramp -- Cathedral termite mounds -- Coney Island parachute jump -- Desert breath -- Dyar tunnels -- Eiffel Tower -- El Polio mecanico -- Fina Bellavist -- Gateway Arch -- Grand Canyon skywalk -- Grand Central Terminal -- Great Barrier Reef -- Great Pyramid of Khufu -- Great Wall of China -- Harbin ice and snow sculptures -- Hudson-Athens LIghthouse -- International Space Station -- Ithaa undersea restaurant -- Jantar Mantar -- Kingda Ka -- Krzywy Domek -- Large hadron collider -- Lego X-Wing -- Longaberger Building -- Marsh Arab Reed Houses -- Maunsell Forts -- Millau Viaduct -- Moai -- Nautilus House -- North Yungas Road -- Palm Jumeirah -- Paul Bunyan Statues -- Petra -- Ryugyong Hotel -- Sagrada Família -- Seven churches of Antarctica -- Slauerhoffbrug -- Social Pool -- Stonehenge -- Stratosphere Las Vegas -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Taipei 101 -- Terracotta Warriors -- Three Gorges Dam -- Tower of David -- Transcontinental Airway System -- Watts Towers.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Subject: Buildings Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Structural engineering Juvenile literature
Buildings Miscellanea
Structural engineering
JUVENILE NONFICTION Curiosities & Wonders
Structural engineering
Structural engineering
Buildings Miscellanea
Genre: Juvenile works.
Juvenile works.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Juvenile works.

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