Thursday, April 25, 2013

What's Inside? Fascinating Structures Around the World by Giles Laroche

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 treasure) and a majestic marble building, honouring 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.

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