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From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers

Author : Christine Paxmann
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Children will be utterly absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today’s soaring towers. Chronologically arranged, this large-format book gives each iconic building its own double-page spread featuring an exquisite watercolor illustration and clearly written descriptions, facts, and features. These vibrantly detailed pages are filled with people, animals, and other objects that help bring the buildings to life. A detailed appendix includes a timeline, a world map that points out where each building can be found, and an extensive glossary. Children will enjoy poring over this book—and will come away with a fundamental understanding of not only the most common architectural terms, but also of how the built world has evolved marvelously over time.

Great Building Designs 1900 Today

Author : Ian Graham
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Discover the most amazing building designs since 1900. From the Empire State Building to modern design, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing games and gadgets. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the architects responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.

Wild Buildings and Bridges

Author : Etta Kaner
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The surprising ways nature has influenced architecture. It may come as a surprise to learn that architects have found solutions to all kinds of design challenges in nature! Some have looked to nature to solve a structural problem, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the extremely long roots of a special type of grass. Others have turned to nature for artistic inspiration, designing buildings and bridges that evoke the movement of swimming fish or a bird in flight. When it comes to style and structure, nature and architecture make perfect partners! From cactuses to birdsê wings, termite towers to honeycombs, inspiration for ingenious design is everywhere around us!

Every Building Has a History

Author : Andrew Langley
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How do we find out about the history of a building? Using familiar examples, this book will help you to discover their tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, encourages you to explore connections and context, and guides you to the best places to find evidence.

Totally Amazing Facts about Stuff We ve Built

Author : Cari Meister
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The Art of Architecture

Author : Tanya Dellaccio
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Buildings are not often thought of as works of art, but the process of designing them can become an art form. Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Zaha Hadid have been internationally recognized for their innovative designs. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, readers learn about the artistic challenges these and other architects face as they attempt to blend form and function in new and exciting ways. Readers are sure to love this detailed look at a kind of art they see around them every day and a career path they can pursue if they are interested in architecture.

Architecture for Children

Author : Jane Drew
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Environmental Geometry

Author : Nuffield Mathematics Project
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Die Geschichte einer Stra e

Author : Steve Noon
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Africa An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 3 volumes

Author : Toyin Falola Ph.D.
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These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. • Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works • Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each • Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history • Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continent