Built : The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures
by Roma Agrawal
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Enjoy this book on your E-Reader and in the format you prefer
Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything that is created by engineers had disappearedWhat would you like to seeNo cars, no houses, no phones, no bridges or roadsNo tunnels under rivers at tide, no skyscrapers flare upThe impact of engineering on human experience is undeniable, but often invisibleIn construction, Roma structural engineer Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to steel skyscrapers, reaching hundreds of meters into the skyIt reveals how engineers slid through miles of solid mountains; how they filled in between the largest and deepest of rivers, and the domestication of Nature’s precious – and elusive – water resourcesShe says long live the tales of the visionaries who created the materials unveiling ceremony in the Hall of Records-the concrete dome outfit and the Eiffel Tower record reinforcementThrough the lens of an engineer, Roma examine tragedies such as the collapse of the Quebec Bridge, highlighting the precariousness of the task of ensuring the safety of the people they detain at every stageWith stories of his life throughout the fascination with buildings and his own hand-drawn illustrations – Roma reveals the extraordinary secret life of structures
Roma Agrawal – Built : The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures – Free
Format: ePub, MOBI and Pdf
In this site we encourage writing and creativity.