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Title:
Building
Author:
Wilkinson, Philip, 1955-
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Edition:
2000 edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"A Dorling Kindersley book"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789466075

9780789460264

9780789460271
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library TA634 .W54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Take an exciting tour of world architecture and discover how all kinds of structures are built--from the humblest African mud huts to the slender minarets of Turkish mosques to the earthquake-resistant skyscrapers of Tokyo.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-While stunning, full-color photographs and illustrations continue to be the hallmark of this series, one shouldn't overlook the accompanying texts. Platt looks at the subject of piracy from the time of ancient Greece to the 19th century in double-page topic treatments. Readers are introduced to privateers, buccaneers, and corsairs, and told how they differ. Illustrations of various types of pirate ships, and the merchant vessels that were most often their targets, are particularly effective. Unfortunately, maps are few and far between and those included are too small and poorly labeled to be of much use. Building contains all of the virtues of other ``Eyewitness'' books, but is hampered by trying to cover too much territory. The history of building techniques, materials, and philosophy from earth-and-thatch houses to cathedrals and skyscrapers is crammed into the 64-page format. Some of the technical terms introduced, e.g., ``plinth,'' are not adequately explained, and there is no glossary. Despite their drawbacks, both books are suitable additions to libraries.-David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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