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Curious constructions : a peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures
Title:
Curious constructions : a peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures
ISBN:
9781452144849
Physical Description:
102 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents:
Arecibo Observatory -- Berkut oil rig -- Biosphere 2 -- Bob Burnquist's mega ramp -- Cathedral termite mounds -- Coney Island parachute jump -- Desert breath -- Dyar tunnels -- Eiffel Tower -- El Polio mecanico -- Fina Bellavist -- Gateway Arch -- Grand Canyon skywalk -- Grand Central Terminal -- Great Barrier Reef -- Great Pyramid of Khufu -- Great Wall of China -- Harbin ice and snow sculptures -- Hudson-Athens LIghthouse -- International Space Station -- Ithaa undersea restaurant -- Jantar Mantar -- Kingda Ka -- Krzywy Domek -- Large hadron collider -- Lego X-Wing -- Longaberger Building -- Marsh Arab Reed Houses -- Maunsell Forts -- Millau Viaduct -- Moai -- Nautilus House -- North Yungas Road -- Palm Jumeirah -- Paul Bunyan Statues -- Petra -- Ryugyong Hotel -- Sagrada Família -- Seven churches of antarctica -- Slauerhoffbrug -- Social Pool -- Stonehenge - Stratosphere Las Vegas -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Taipei 101 -- Terracotta Warriors -- Three Gorges Dam -- Tower of David -- Transcontinental Airway System -- Watts Towers.
Abstract:
Profiles fifty unusual structures, include a fire-breathing octopus sculpture, a giant skateboard ramp, a Costa Rican treehouse community, and a life-sized X-Wing Starfighter built of LEGO bricks.
Added Author:
Target Audience Note:
008-012.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]