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    Description"Great Modern Structures" is a compendium of 75 remarkable engineered structures built between 1900 and the present day. From buildings and bridges to monuments and telecoms towers, the book illustrates the best and most technically challenging work of engineers, builders and architects across the world. Many of the structures are record breakers, while others will have more modest reasons for inclusion, such as sheer inventiveness, complexity and beauty. For every structure featured, the authors explain the particular challenges that went into making it, thus bringing to life the complexities involved in turning a concept into a built reality. Importantly, this book is aimed at a general audience, so it will be accessible and comprehensible to a lay reader. Beautifully illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs, engineering diagrams and blueprints, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the wonders of science, design and engineering.


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    Title
    Great Modern Structures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Littlefield, By (author) Will Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 262 mm
    Height: 318 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 2,282 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844428144
    ISBN 10: 1844428141
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
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    DC22: 724.6
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    B&T Approval Code: A05093000, A05092700
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    Thema V1.0: AMC
    Illustrations note
    250 colour & b&w photographs, plans & blueprints
    Publisher
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carlton Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Littlefield regularly contributes to titles such as Building Design, Blueprint, Design Week and the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Journal. He is a visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, teaching interior and spatial design, and a visiting tutor at Bath University, England, where he teaches architecture. He is the author of Modern Architecture: London (Carlton) and An Architect's Guide to Running a Practice (The Architectural Press).
    Table of contents
    Approximately 75 structures from around the world will feature under the following categories: Height; Span; Volume; Surface; Power.