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Buried Beneath Us

by Anthony Aveni & Katherine Roy

A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.

You may think you know all...

Frank Lloyd Wright: A Twentieth-Century Life

by Jan Adkins

Frank Lloyd Wright was the most influential architect of the twentieth century?and a rogue genius whose life was a wild ride. Wright routinely ignored unpaid bills, clients? wishes, budget constraints. Only...


by David Macaulay

This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.


by David Macaulay

Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.


by David Macaulay

The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have...

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Color

by David Macaulay

This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of an imaginary cathedral's growth.

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

by David Macaulay

Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.

Built to Last

by David Macaulay

     A nomad fashion's a home that’s meant to be built and rebuilt. A family tears down an old house and erects a new one in its place. Even the Eiffel Tower wasn’t meant to be anything more than temporary....

Explore Shapes and Angles!: With 25 Great Projects

by Jeanette Moore & Matt Aucoin

This book is in the shape of a square. Or is it a rectangle? The pages are 2-dimensional. Or are the pages 3-dimensional? Geometry is all around us! In Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects, readers...

Interesting Facts about the Empire State Building - Engineering Book for Boys | Children's Engineering Books

by Baby Professor

If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably seen the Empire State Building yourself. You’ve probably felt a great sense of awe as you look at this huge infrastructure. If you want to know how it was created,...

Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

by Elizabeth Schmermund & Lena Chandhok

What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today...

Take Shelter

by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton

A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels (Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow...

Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures

by Michael Hearst & Matt Johnstone

Curious about constructions? Inside this book, you'll come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you'd need to jump the Great Wall of...

Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works

by Matthys Levy & Richard Panchyk

How does a city obtain water, gas, and electricity? Where do these services come from? How are they transported? The answer is infrastructure, or the inner, and sometimes invisible, workings of the city. Roads,...

3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

by Vicki V. May & Andrew Christensen

How did somebody come up with the idea for bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights? How did people figure out how to build them?

In 3D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers...

Where Is the Taj Mahal?

by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler & John Hinderliter

Learn about the love story behind the creation of one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world.

The Taj Mahal may look like a palace, but it's actually a tomb and a lasting testament to one of...

Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish

by Philip M. Isaacson

What do we see when we look at a building? From the classical Parthenon in Greece to the simple fisherman's shacks in New England to the post-modernist Pompidou Center in France, Philip Isaacson explores what...

Where Is Stonehenge?

by True Kelley, John Hinderliter & David Groff

Unravel some of the riddles of Stonehenge, one of the most famous and mysterious monuments in the world!

Where is Stonehenge? That's an easy question to answer. It sits on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England....

What Were the Twin Towers?

by Jim O'Connor, Ted Hammond & Kevin McVeigh

Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed.

When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder....

Where Is the Parthenon?

by Roberta Edwards, John Hinderliter & David Groff

Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world!


Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor...