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Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century / David Jefferis.

Authors: Jefferis, David.
Call number: j624.1 JEF
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2006.
Publication date: c2006.
Subject: Structural engineering -- Juvenile literature.
Buildings -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
Series title: Jefferis, David. Science frontiers.
Online: Table of contents only
Title: Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century / David Jefferis.
Physical description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents note: Bigger and bigger: looking at extreme structures since the dawn of civilization -- High-tech domes: elegant structures designed to cover and protect -- Skyscrapers: reaching for the skies with the world's tallest buildings -- Computer curves: using computer-aided design to create buildings of beauty -- Eco structures: buildings that use less energy and let the light in -- Luxury living: the most comfortable structures in the world -- Leisure zones: from thrill rides to a tropical paradise -- Superspans: the biggest and longest bridges in the world -- Deep diggers: tunneling far below land and sea -- Megaports air, sea, and spaceports: built for travel and exploration -- Science horizons: structures built for exploring the world of science -- Coming soon? New structure possibilities, from bionic tower to a moon city -- Reference section -- Extreme timeline: progress of architecture, from ancient times to skyscrapers -- Glossary terms and concepts explained -- Index.
Summary note: Have you ever wondered how the tallest buildings in the world are constructed? What makes them safe? Extreme Structures is a fascinating look at how the coolest buildings and structures in the world were built and what structures will come in the future. Beautiful color images and digital illustrations explain what the future of the designed world will look like. Exciting details include: The world's tallest towers; Amazing high-tech housing, hotels, shopping malls, and museums; Architectural secrets that helped build the Great Wall of China; The longest tunnels of the world; How theme park rides can teach us about design and structures; The world's amazing bridges.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0778728587 (rlb : alk. paper)
9780778728580 (rlb : alk. paper)
0778728722 (pb : alk. paper)
9780778728726 (pb : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2005036406
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