The art of construction : projects and principles for beginning engineers and architects / Mario Salvadori ; drawings by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus
Book | Chicago Review Press | 1990 | Third edition.

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Edition
Third edition.
Description
v, 149 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Note
Rev. ed. of: Building. New York : Atheneum, 1979.
Includes index.
Contents
From cave to skyscraper -- Building a tent -- What is a beam? -- What do we build structures with? -- Floor of your room -- Steel frame...made out of paper -- Part of the building you don't see -- What tornadoes, earthquakes, and changes in temperature can do -- How to fight tornadoes and earthquakes -- Ropes and cables -- Sticks and stones -- Strings and sticks -- Shape and strength -- Barrels, dishes, butterflies, bicycle wheels, and eggs -- Balloons...and back to the tent.
Summary
Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using materials found around the home.
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ISBN
1556520808: $9.95
9781556520808
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