Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book

Author(s): Steven Caney


This definitive volume details the ins and outs of construction in all its fascinating forms. Ever wondered how a suspension bridge can cross a gap thousands of feet wide? Or what keeps a massive cathedral dome from collapsing? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in "Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book" - a wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction and invention that will stimulate the curiosity of children and adults alike. Packed with exciting building projects guaranteed to engage anyone from 4 to 104, the "Ultimate Building Book" gives easy-to-follow instructions for creating amazing models and toys that are almost as much fun to make as they are to play with. Readers are also introduced to a wide variety of household materials and tools that can be used for building, along with fascinating insights into the architectural and design properties of everything from drinking straws to yurts. A mammoth project in its own right, this book has been under construction for more than a decade. The result is hundreds of superbly illustrated page that will enlighten and fascinate armchair architects of all ages for years to come.


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Steven Caney is an inventor and designer who consults with major corporations and is renowned as a creative problem-solver. He has written many best-selling and award-winning children's books including Steven Caney's Invention Book.

General Fields

  • : 9780762404094
  • : Running Press Kids
  • : Running Press Kids
  • : September 2006
  • : 280mm X 216mm X 43mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steven Caney
  • : Hardback
  • : 107
  • : 624
  • : 608
  • : 2500 b&w photographs, illustrations and technical drawings