Building big

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 9.3 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
1260L
Description
Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers' imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day -- bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780395963319
Reading Level:
UG
Level 9.3, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
1260L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID cf444f8d-4a9d-8e75-d37b-c075f97a51ce
Grouping Title building big
Grouping Author macaulay david
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-16 23:31:13PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-22 01:01:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 9.3
author Macaulay, David.
author_display Macaulay, David
available_at_school Antioch High, Carter Lawrence Elementary, JT Moore Middle, John Early Middle, McGavock High, Meigs Magnet Middle, Overton High, Pearl-Cohn High, Rose Park Middle
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Antioch High - Teen Non-Fiction, J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Non-Fiction, John Early Middle - Teen Non-Fiction, Lawrence Carter Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction, McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction, Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction, Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction, Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Non-Fiction, Rose Park Middle - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description Examines a variety of real structures, such as the Empire State Building and the Holland Tunnel, discussing design and construction difficulties related to each and how the building of each was accomplished to overcome such obstacles.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id cf444f8d-4a9d-8e75-d37b-c075f97a51ce
isbn 9780395963319
item_details ils:CARL0000150539|35192023585882|Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192023585890|Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192025807318|Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192025807334|Green Hills - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192025923685|Bellevue - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192025923743|Green Hills - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000150539|35192026408264|Main Library - Kids Non-Fiction|j720 M1172b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000150539|A00586724|Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000150539|A01502212|Antioch High - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000150539|B00073337|McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000150539|B00103651|Lawrence Carter Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||17185||, ils:CARL0000150539|B00231087|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000150539|B00272981|Rose Park Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4T675||, ils:CARL0000150539|B00556075|Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4N555||, ils:CARL0000150539|P00246196|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4O563||, ils:CARL0000150539|P00376926|John Early Middle - Teen Non-Fiction|720 MAC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||49285||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2018-09-22T06:01:54.088Z
lexile_score 1260
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 720 MAC
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Antioch High, Carter Lawrence Elementary, JT Moore Middle, John Early Middle, McGavock High, Meigs Magnet Middle, Overton High, Pearl-Cohn High, Rose Park Middle
primary_isbn 9780395963319
publishDate 2000
record_details ils:CARL0000150539|Book|Books||English|Houghton Mifflin,|2000.|192 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000150539 35192025923685 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 A00586724 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 B00556075 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 B00073337 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 P00246196 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 A01502212 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 35192025807318 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 B00103651 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 B00231087 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 B00272981 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000150539 35192026408264 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 35192023585890 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 35192025923743 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 35192023585882 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 35192025807334 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000150539 P00376926 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Architecture -- Juvenile literature
title_display Building big
title_full Building big / David Macaulay
title_short Building big
topic_facet Architecture