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Who Built That? Bridges : An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers
by Didier Cornille and Yolanda Stern Broad


Overview - In this latest addition to his popular Who Built That? series, Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the Brooklyn to the Golden Gate; from the first in cast iron to the longest in concrete; from small footbridges to the tallest in the world.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this latest addition to his popular Who Built That? series, Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the Brooklyn to the Golden Gate; from the first in cast iron to the longest in concrete; from small footbridges to the tallest in the world. Cornille introduces each engineer or architect and the main concepts of their work through charming step-by-step drawings and accessible text. Who Built That? Bridges is a fun primer for children of all ages interested in learning about these incredible structures and the engineering and design concepts behind each one.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616895167
  • ISBN-10: 1616895160
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Architecture
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

First published in France, this third entry in the Who Built That? series centers on 10 famous bridges and those who engineered them; the book opens calendar-style, and the squat, rectangular format echoes its subject matter. Precise pen-and-ink drawings and concise text emphasize the incremental steps that go into erecting a bridge: “Once the piers were built, temporary supports were raised between them so the bridge deck could be built,” writes Cornille of France’s Millau Viaduct. Anecdotal details provide a sense of each structure’s cultural and practical significance—for example, during the inauguration of the Brooklyn Bridge, circus elephants were paraded across to demonstrate its sturdiness. Brief profiles of the bridges’ designers and glancing discussions of other notable bridges round out a meticulously illustrated, thoroughly explained study of bridge-making. Ages 6–up. (Oct.)

 
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