Great Building Stories of the Past by Peter Kent

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Great Building Stories of the Past recounts the fascinating histories of nine of the world's greatest architectural achievements, from the 2.3 million blocks of white limestone used in Egypt's Great Pyramid to Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport, so vast it can be seen from space. Captivating full-color drawings detailing the idea, construction, and final outcome illustrate the incredible stories of how and why the Great Wall of China was built, the revolutionary building techniques of the Woolworth Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, and how a continent was actually split in two to build the Panama Canal. In Great Building Stories of the Past, these amazing structures and more stand as glorious testaments to humankind's incredible possibilities.

About Peter Kent

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Peter Kent is the author and illustrator of Slice through a City, Quest for the West, Behind Bars, Hidden under the Ground, Hidden under the Sea, and Fantastic Feasts.
Published October 18, 2001 by Oxford University Press. 48 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Computers & Technology, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, History. Non-fiction

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Great Building Stories of the Past by Peter Kent explains the history and construction techniques behind such marvels as the Great Wall of China, the Brooklyn Bridge and Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok ai

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