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Underground Paperback – March 23, 1983
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This book concentrates on a big city corner where four large buildings sit. The story begins with the foundation excavation, the pouring of foundation pilings and moves up to building infrastructure that sits just below the city street. We are all aware that a great deal of engineering goes into making large cities livable. However, there is nothing like a well illustrated book to help one understand the sheer complexity of our modern infrastructure.
I would recommend this book to older children with an interest in the physical world around them. It is also a great book for adults with an interest in architecture and urban planning. There are illustrators with better drafting skills than David Macaulay but when it comes to sheer imagination, Macaulay is in a league of his own. Highly recommended.
it may be a childern's book, but it is the best on the subject of undeground utilities and transportation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My 7 year old son received this book for Christmas. We are currently on our third reading - he LOVES it and can't get enough. Read morePublished 10 days ago by ERIK HAYNES
Macaulay is the master of simplifying complex topics. He's easy to follow, extremely well illustrated, and gripping -- which is a lot to be said for an historic architecture... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Millson
After tackling a Roman city, an Egyptian pyramid, and a 14th century cathedral, David Macaulay came down to Earth -literally!- with "Underground. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daryl Carpenter
The author has done it again. Right up there with 'Castle' and Cathedral'.Published 7 months ago by Peter P Palumbo
This is a very special publication and as always, David Macaulay's illustrations are flawless. This is sure to inspire curious and creative young people, illuminating the inner... Read morePublished 8 months ago by t_h_e
My son was required to read this for school. I too do summer reading so I know what they are reading. This is a very basic overview of things all people should be aware of. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mark J Stacy
Mr. Macaulay has written a series of these wonderful, educational books showing how fascinating structures are designed and built.Published 10 months ago by Joel L. Reinleib