First U.S. edition.
300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Looks at the history of structural engineering, discusses the science behind the field, describes how engineers keep modern buildings from falling down and how a bridge can span distances, and compares modern solutions with those from ancient cultures. --Publisher
Bloomsbury Children's Books
80 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"From skyscrapers to bridges, meet the extraordinary people who helped build some of the world's architectural marvels"-- "From skyscrapers that reach astonishing heights to bridges that span deep and wide rivers, the world is filled with awe-inspiring structures. But how do they work? Meet the extraordinary people who challenged our beliefs about what's possible, pioneering remarkable inventions that helped build the Brooklyn Bridge in the US,...