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Skyscrapers and high rises

Author: Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Focus, ©2009.
Series: Frameworks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an overview of the history and development of skyscrapers and high rises, describing the methods used to design and build them and highlighting some of the world's tallest and most advanced buildings.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips
ISBN: 9780765681218 0765681218
OCLC Number: 174040191
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Brief history of skyscrapers --
Structural steel --
Elevators and communications --
Facades and facing --
Mechanical and electrical systems --
Forces of nature --
Skyscraper demolitions and disasters.
Series Title: Frameworks.
Responsibility: Shana Priwer, Cynthia Phillips.
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Provides an overview of the history and development of skyscrapers and high rises, describing the methods used to design and build them and highlighting some of the world's tallest and most advanced buildings.

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