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The Resource Building big, by David Macaulay

Building big, by David Macaulay

Label
Building big
Title
Building big
Statement of responsibility
by David Macaulay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers' imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day -- bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way
Summary
Focusses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached when building bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2001
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2000
  • Parents' Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2001.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
127955
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
720
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA2555
LC item number
.M24 2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1260
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Building big, by David Macaulay
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Walter Lorraine books"
Contents
Bridges. Ponte Fabricio -- Iron Bridge -- Britannia Bridge -- Garabit Viaduct -- Firth of Forth -- Golden Gate Bridge -- Ponte de Normandie -- Tunnels. Two ancient tunnels -- Hoosac Tunnel -- Thames Tunnel -- Holland Tunnel -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Big Dig -- Dams. Itá Dam -- Hoover Dam -- Aswan High Dam -- Itaipu Dam -- Domes. Pantheon -- Hagia Sophia -- Sehzade Mosque -- St. Peter's Basilica -- Les Invalides -- St. Paul's Cathedral -- United States Capitol -- Astrodome -- Skyscrapers. Reliance Building -- Woolworth Building -- Chrysler Building -- Empire State Building -- John Hancock Building -- World Trade Center -- Sears Tower -- Citigroup Center -- Petronas Towers -- Commerzbank Frankfurt
Control code
1360237
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780618465279
Lccn
00028116
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43993464
  • (OCoLC)43993464
Label
Building big, by David Macaulay
Link
Publication
Note
"Walter Lorraine books"
Contents
Bridges. Ponte Fabricio -- Iron Bridge -- Britannia Bridge -- Garabit Viaduct -- Firth of Forth -- Golden Gate Bridge -- Ponte de Normandie -- Tunnels. Two ancient tunnels -- Hoosac Tunnel -- Thames Tunnel -- Holland Tunnel -- The Channel Tunnel -- The Big Dig -- Dams. Itá Dam -- Hoover Dam -- Aswan High Dam -- Itaipu Dam -- Domes. Pantheon -- Hagia Sophia -- Sehzade Mosque -- St. Peter's Basilica -- Les Invalides -- St. Paul's Cathedral -- United States Capitol -- Astrodome -- Skyscrapers. Reliance Building -- Woolworth Building -- Chrysler Building -- Empire State Building -- John Hancock Building -- World Trade Center -- Sears Tower -- Citigroup Center -- Petronas Towers -- Commerzbank Frankfurt
Control code
1360237
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780618465279
Lccn
00028116
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43993464
  • (OCoLC)43993464

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