Sydney Opera House

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With its gigantic white sails and its picturesque setting, the Sydney Opera House has captured the imagination of the world. Ever since humans first developed tools, they have been building, and the world is now decorated with structures of all kinds. The Structural Wonders series identifies some of the world's best-known structures, exploring their history, the people responsible for their creation, and the science behind their construction. Each title features informative text, colorful photographs and maps, ...

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Overview

With its gigantic white sails and its picturesque setting, the Sydney Opera House has captured the imagination of the world. Ever since humans first developed tools, they have been building, and the world is now decorated with structures of all kinds. The Structural Wonders series identifies some of the world's best-known structures, exploring their history, the people responsible for their creation, and the science behind their construction. Each title features informative text, colorful photographs and maps, insightful sidebars, and a timeline detailing the steps toward construction. Quizzes and further research sources encourage readers to learn more about these fascinating structures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590369371
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Structural Wonders Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What is the Sydney Opera House? 5

Building History 6

Big Ideas 9

Profile 10

The Science Behind the Building 12

Science and Technology 14

Computer-Aided Design 16

Measuring the Opera House 19

Environmental Viewpoint 20

Construction Careers 22

Notable Structures 24

Structural Icons Around the World 26

Quiz 28

Explore Spherical Geometry 29

Further Research 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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