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4 BIGGER AND BIGGER Looking at extreme structures since the dawn of civilization 6 HIGH-TECH DOMES Elegant structures designed to cover and protect 8 SKYSCRAPERS Reaching for the skies with the world's tallest buildings 10 COMPUTER CURVES Using computer-aided design to create buildings of beauty 12 ECO STRUCTURES Buildings that use less energy and let the light in 14 LUXURY LIVING The most comfortable structures in the world 16 LEISURE ZONES From thrill rides to a tropical paradise 18 SUPERSPANS The biggest and longest bridges in the world 20 DEEP DIGGERS Tunneling far below land and sea 22 MEGAPORTS Air, sea, and spaceports built for travel and exploration 24 SCIENCE HORIZONS Structures built for exploring the world of science 26COMING SOON? New structure possibilities, from bionic tower to a Moon city Reference section 28 EXTREME TIMELINE Progress of architecture, from ancient times to skyscrapers 30 GLOSSARY Terms and concepts explained 32 INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Structural engineering -- Juvenile literature.
Buildings -- Juvenile literature.