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Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century, David Jefferis

Label
Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century
Title
Extreme structures
Title remainder
mega-constructions of the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
David Jefferis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have you ever wondered how the tallest buildings in the world are constructed? What makes them safe? Extreme Structures is a fascinating look at how the coolest buildings and structures in the world were built and what structures will come in the future. Beautiful color images and digital illustrations explain what the future of the designed world will look like. Exciting details include: The world's tallest towers; Amazing high-tech housing, hotels, shopping malls, and museums; Architectural secrets that helped build the Great Wall of China; The longest tunnels of the world; How theme park rides can teach us about design and structures; The world's amazing bridges
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jefferis, David
Dewey number
624.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA634
LC item number
.J34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Science frontiers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Structural engineering
  • Buildings
  • Structural engineering
  • Buildings
  • Buildings
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Buildings
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century, David Jefferis
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bigger and bigger: looking at extreme structures since the dawn of civilization -- High-tech domes: elegant structures designed to cover and protect -- Skyscrapers: reaching for the skies with the world's tallest buildings -- Computer curves: using computer-aided design to create buildings of beauty -- Eco structures: buildings that use less energy and let the light in -- Luxury living: the most comfortable structures in the world -- Leisure zones: from thrill rides to a tropical paradise -- Superspans: the biggest and longest bridges in the world -- Deep diggers: tunneling far below land and sea -- Megaports air, sea, and spaceports: built for travel and exploration -- Science horizons: structures built for exploring the world of science -- Coming soon? New structure possibilities, from bionic tower to a moon city -- Reference section -- Extreme timeline: progress of architecture, from ancient times to skyscrapers -- Glossary terms and concepts explained -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (32 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1040021021
Label
Extreme structures : mega-constructions of the 21st century, David Jefferis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bigger and bigger: looking at extreme structures since the dawn of civilization -- High-tech domes: elegant structures designed to cover and protect -- Skyscrapers: reaching for the skies with the world's tallest buildings -- Computer curves: using computer-aided design to create buildings of beauty -- Eco structures: buildings that use less energy and let the light in -- Luxury living: the most comfortable structures in the world -- Leisure zones: from thrill rides to a tropical paradise -- Superspans: the biggest and longest bridges in the world -- Deep diggers: tunneling far below land and sea -- Megaports air, sea, and spaceports: built for travel and exploration -- Science horizons: structures built for exploring the world of science -- Coming soon? New structure possibilities, from bionic tower to a moon city -- Reference section -- Extreme timeline: progress of architecture, from ancient times to skyscrapers -- Glossary terms and concepts explained -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (32 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations)
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1040021021

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