Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Great Building Stories of the Past Hardcover – Jan 31 2002


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 86.59 CDN$ 3.03

Up to 90% Off Textbooks

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (Jan. 31 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195218469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195218466
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 1.3 x 30.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,276,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

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 airport. Illustrations and graphs provide illuminating details. Index included.

Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6-This well-researched book spotlights architectural feats and explains the purpose of the building and the engineering involved. Kent includes the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Great Wall of China, Beauvais Cathedral, Eddystone Lighthouse, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal, the Woolworth Building, and Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong harbor. The inset drawings explain complex architectural details in straightforward text. Many of the illustrations use human figures to show scale and provide length and width measurements of cross-sections. While describing complicated ideas, the text remains clear and well written. Many libraries may own books on some of the structures covered here, but it's helpful to have so many in one volume, especially when the illustrations and text are so well done.
Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
The Great Pyramid at Giza, in Egypt, is one of the oldest and largest surviving stone structures built by humans. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Hardcover
My six year old son returns to this book again and again. He loves to look at the pictures of famous building projects throughout history and I love to use the book as a read-aloud to introduce him to various ancient and modern civilizations. For parents of budding, architects, engineers or construction workers, this book is a great jumping off point to teaching about ancient Egypt, ancient China, medieval Europe, etc. As with all books published by Oxford University Press this book presents a great deal of factual information and a judicious use of quality illustrations. This book would make a great present for an interested young person and will not disappoint.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A New View of History Aug. 24 2003
By L. A. Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My six year old son returns to this book again and again. He loves to look at the pictures of famous building projects throughout history and I love to use the book as a read-aloud to introduce him to various ancient and modern civilizations. For parents of budding, architects, engineers or construction workers, this book is a great jumping off point to teaching about ancient Egypt, ancient China, medieval Europe, etc. As with all books published by Oxford University Press this book presents a great deal of factual information and a judicious use of quality illustrations. This book would make a great present for an interested young person and will not disappoint.


Feedback