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Author Salvadori, Mario, 1907-1997, author.

Title The art of construction : projects and principles for beginning engineers and architects / Mario Salvadori ; drawings by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus.

Publication Info. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [1990]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction    j 624.1771 SAL 1990    Available
Edition 3rd edition.
Description v, 149 pages : illusrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Revised edition of: Building. New York : Atheneum, 1979.
Summary Explains how tents, houses, stadiums, and bridges are built, and how to build models of such structures using materials found around the home.
Note 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.
Subject Structural analysis (Engineering) -- Juvenile literature.
Building materials -- Juvenile literature.
Structural analysis (Engineering).
Building materials.
Models and modelmaking.
Added Author Hooker, Saralinda, illustrator.
Ragus, Christopher, illustrator.
Salvadori, Mario, 1907-1997. Building.
ISBN 1556520808

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