From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Burj Khalifa, the structural engineer who worked on the Shard brings a host of incredible landmarks to life for young readers in this fully-illustrated and absolutely fascinating book of brilliant buildings.
Longlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & Young Adult Prize 2022
Join Roma Agrawal, the award-winning structural engineer who worked on The Shard, for an exciting behind-the-scenes look at some of the world's most amazing landmarks.
Meet the extraordinary people who challenged our beliefs about what's possible, pioneering remarkable inventions that helped build the Brooklyn Bridge in the US, the Pantheon in Italy, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shard in England and the Sapporo Dome in Japan.
Discover the ingenious methods engineers have come up with to enable us to build underground, underwater, on ice and even in space. And learn about the impact different forces and materials can have on a structure by carrying out your own engineering experiments from the 'Try it at Home' sections.
Beautiful and detailed illustrations by Katie Hickey, including cross-sections, skylines and close-ups of engineering techniques in action, provide unique and illuminating perspectives of our most awe-inspiring constructions. Get ready to see the built world around you like never before!
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 808 g
Dimensions: 305 x 238 mm
'Skilfully illustrated and filled with remarkable details, this book is a treat for any young engineer. Roma's breadth of knowledge and genuine passion shines through every page. It's simply beautiful.' - Angela Saini, science journalist and author
'From the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge to building on the moon, this utterly fascinating and visually stunning book is sure to build sky-scraping curiosity in young engineers. Favourite parts - intricate cross sections of the world's most ingenious structures scattered with mind boggling facts about feats of human ingenuity. And, I had always wondered how it is possible to build foundations underwater - now I know! '- Kate Pankhurst
'I adored reading How Was That Built? with my son. The fascinating facts and huge detailed pictures led to lots of interesting conversations for both of us. You will never take buildings for granted again!' - David Walliams
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