Curious Constructions: A Peculiar Portfolio of Fifty Fascinating Structures Cover Image
By Michael Hearst, Matt Johnstone (Illustrator)
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Curious about constructions? Inside this book, you'll come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you'd need to jump the Great Wall of China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful and gloriously unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, "Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?"

About the Author

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is the author of the other Uncommon Compendiums, Unusual Creatures and Extraordinary People. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Matt Johnstone is an illustrator who has worked for a wide range of clients around the world. He is currently based in London.

Praise For…

"Hearst obviously had a lot of fun compiling this interesting assortment of man-made creations, making great use of wit and puns."-School Library Journal

"The wry humor in Hearst's commentary will keep readers entertained."-Publishers Weekly

"Highlights 50 incredible structures."--Design Mom

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452144849
ISBN-10: 1452144842
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 112
Language: English