The Science of Buildings: The Sky-Scraping Story of Structures
Author: Alex Woolf
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Explores the science of architecture since ancient times. The Science of Engineering series feature different forms of architecture and transport engineering. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.
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 today's 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. After all, the first kilometer-high building is already under construction! 32 pages, softcover.
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