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The Spectacular Science of Buildings

The Spectacular Science of Buildings

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
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The Spectacular Science of Buildings is guaranteed to answer all those tricky questions that children ask about buildings, bridges, and other structures – and that parents often struggle to answer.

Find out how did the Egyptians build the Great Pyramid of Giza? How can skyscrapers keep getting taller? How do guests stay warm in an ice hotel? And many, many more!

The bright, busy artworks will encourage science-hungry children to pore over every detail and truly get to grips with the science that underpins everything around us. Information is delivered on multiple levels, allowing readers to dip in and out at speed, or take a deep dive into their favorite subjects.

About the Author

Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths, and science titles. His books include Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines, Super Science, and Kingfisher's Spectacular Science series. Other titles include Bone Collection: Animals, Puzzles, Conundrums, and Enigmas.

Moreno Chiacchiera is an Italian illustrator who has published dozens of history, math, and science books for children. His bright, busy artworks are full of intriguing details that children love to explore in great depth.