Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures

Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures


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Curious about constructions? Inside this book, you'll come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you'd need to jump the Great Wall of China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful and gloriously unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452144849
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,212,436
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is the author of the other Uncommon Compendiums, Unusual Creatures and Extraordinary People. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Matt Johnstone is an illustrator who has worked for a wide range of clients around the world. He is currently based in London.

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