What's Inside?

What's Inside?

Book - 2009/04/06
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Houghton
As it takes us on a tour of some of the most unique and beautiful structures, this book shows how the purpose of each structure dictated its design, or location. Here are soaring glass skyscrapers (for working people) and a humble stone barn (for working animals); a sealed tomb hewn out of a limestone hillside (for buried reasure) and a majestic marble building, honoring a goddess. As it reveals what lies inside each structure, this book gives insight into the people who designed these buildings -- into their hopes, their lives, and their concepts of beauty. Included -- for budding engineers and architects -- are statistics such as the year built, square footage, materials used, height, and other little known statistics.

Structures included are: Tomb of Tutankamumn in Thebes, Egypt The Parthenon in Athens, Greece Temple of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza, Mexico Buddha's Place in Shanxi Province, China Walled city of Toldeo in Spain Alcazar Castle in Segovia, Spain Independence Hall in Philadelphia Shaker dairy barn in Hancock, MA A Circus big top tent, which traveled to many American cities The Guggenhem Museum in NYC The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia The Petrona Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Georgia Aquarium in Georgia, Atlanta


Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to such structures as skyscrapers, stone barns, limestone tombs, and grand castles, discussing how they were built, what they are used for, and profiles of the people who work and live within their walls.

Baker
& Taylor

Skyscrapers, stone barns, limestone tombs, and grand castles are presented in this informative guide to structures from around the world along with their unique purposes, an examination of how they were built, and profiles of the people who work and live within their walls.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2009/04/06
ISBN: 9780618862474
0618862471
Branch Call Number: J 720 LAR
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged)

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