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Curious Constructions

A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures
By Michael Hearst ; Illustrated by Matt Johnstone
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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 China; a whole community of tree houses ...
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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 China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful and gloriously unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?"
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 8 1/2 x 11 V
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years
Publication Date: 04/25/2017
ISBN: 9781452144849
Matt Johnstone is an illustrator who has worked for a wide range of clients around the world. He is currently based in London.

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is the author of the other Uncommon Compendiums, Unusual Creatures and Extraordinary People. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.