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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.
Have enjoyed this book since my childhood.
Goes into detail about how foundations are laid, how things are setup and why, etc.
Definitely a book you or your children will enjoy.
it may be a childern's book, but it is the best on the subject of undeground utilities and transportation.