Bloomsbury Children's Books How Was That Built?
Bloomsbury Children's Books How Was That Built?

How Was That Built?

By Roma Agrawal


Publication Date: August 2, 2022

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Ages 6 to 9

Perfect for future engineers, architects, and anyone who loves to build, this beautiful picture book explains the mechanics of the world's most daring architectural marvels.

From skyscrapers that reach astonishing heights to bridges that stretch across vast rivers, the world is filled with awe-inspiring structures. But how were they built?

Discover the innovations that paved the way for the Brooklyn Bridge in the US, the Pantheon in Italy, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shard in England, and the Sapporo Dome in Japan. Meet people who dared to build underground, underwater, on ice, and even in space. Explore the principles that keep a structure tall, strong, and stable through unimaginably harsh conditions.

With accessible text written by award-winning structural engineer Roma Agrawal and engrossing illustrations by Katie Hickey, this book dissects the world's most incredible constructions and celebrates the dreamers, thinkers, and builders who made them a reality.

About the Author

Roma Agrawal is an award-winning structural engineer who has left an indelible mark on London’s landscape. She is also a tireless promoter of STEM careers, having advised policymakers on science education and given presentations to students around the world. She is the author of the adult book Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures.

Katie Hickey is a freelance artist and the illustrator of several children’s books including How Was that Built? and Ocean Speaks. Having grown up in Cornwall, and also in the Middle East, she takes inspiration from her travels and surroundings. Katie lives with her family and dogs in the countryside just outside London.

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 80 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Publication Date: August 2, 2022

ISBN: 9781547609291

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