What's inside?: fascinating structures around the world

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KEYNOTE: Intricate cu-t paper collages reveal the insides of some of the world's most fascinating structures. As it takes us on a tour of some of the most unique and beautiful structures, this book shows how the purpose of each structure dictated its design, or location. Here are soaring glass skyscrapers (for working people) and a humble stone barn (for working animals); a sealed tomb hewn out of a limestone hillside (for buried reasure) and a majestic marble building, honoring a goddess. As it reveals what lies inside each structure, this book gives insight into the people who designed these buildings -- into their hopes, their lives, and their concepts of beauty. Included -- for budding engineers and architects -- are statistics such as the year built, square footage, materials used, height, and other little known statistics. Structures included are: Tomb of Tutankamumn in Thebes, Egypt The Parthenon in Athens, Greece Temple of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza, Mexico Buddha's Place in Shanxi Province, China Walled city of Toldeo in Spain Alcazar Castle in Segovia, Spain Independence Hall in Philadelphia Shaker dairy barn in Hancock, MA A Circus big top tent, which travelled to many American cities The Guggenhem Museum in NYC The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia The Petrona Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Georgia Aquarium in Georgia, Atlanta AUTHOR Giles Laroche is the illustrator of many well-received picture books. This is his first authored book and he says creating it was somewhat like building the actual structures themselves. Each illustration involved many stages of drawing, cutting, painting and glueing. Giles has travelled to many of the places in this book, sketchbook in hand. Giles Laroche's amazing paper relief art has illustrated many children's books. AGES 6-9 GRADES: 1-4 *
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display_descriptionPresents a guide to such structures as skyscrapers, stone barns, limestone tombs, and grand castles, discussing how they were built, what they are used for, and profiles of the people who work and live within their walls.
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ils:19937BookBooksEnglishHoughton Mifflin, [2009]1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
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Architecture -- Juvenile literature
Historic buildings
Historic buildings -- Juvenile literature
Picture books for children
title_displayWhat's inside? : fascinating structures around the world
title_fullWhat's inside? : fascinating structures around the world / Giles Laroche
title_shortWhat's inside?
title_subfascinating structures around the world
Historic buildings