Super Structures is all about some of the great structures in the world and their history. Building structures can go all the way back to the pyramids. In addition to talking a bit about the structures, there is also instructions on how to build your own using different pieces. In addition to pyramids you can also learn about and build pillars and posts, arches, domes, and my personal favorite, bridges. It features some of my favorite bridges – Golden Gate in San Francisco and Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. It then goes into towers and sky scrapers, big wheels, and finally wind turbines. I kind of wish I had the actual model kit so I could try to build some of these structures instead of just the e-book where I can only read about them.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated. This book was released October 16, 2018 from Quarto Publishing Group.
About the Book
From the Ancient Pyramids to the Eiffel Tower, get ready to take a close-up look at some awesome man-made structures. This unique, interactive book not only traces the history of the world’s most impressive, man-made mega structures from ancient times to the modern age, but also explores the science behind these incredible engineering feats. Discover the science of architecture behind different types of super structures, including bridges, domes and towers, then use this knowledge to have ago at creating your own from the model kit! Using card pieces, plastic connectors and string, you can make the different types of constructions – including an Egyptian pyramid, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Eiffel Tower – and then conduct tests to see how they work!