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Underground Library Binding – 9 Apr 2009

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  • Library Binding
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439579075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439579077
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 23.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 604,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A straightforward yet fascinating description of the labyrinth beneath the feet of any city dweller. And what a complex covered world David Macaulay reveals! He invents an intersection of two streets and proceeds to show what we all might find if we dared to descend through that Alice-in-Wonderland manhole." The New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post Children s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Very informative, interesting and easy to read. Definitely recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Visual Imagination and Wit 1 Jan. 2007
By Marco Antonio Abarca - Published on Amazon.com
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Most book illustrators portray buildings from an eagle's eye perspective. A few talented illustrators will open up the buildings and give insightful cross sectional views. What makes this book so special is that David Macaulay shows us buildings from the perspective of looking up from the bedrock on which the building rests. This is unique and is typical of Macaulay's great visual imagination and wit.

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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the young and old alike 9 Aug. 2016
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
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Great and Children and Adults alike who like knowing about what's "Underground".
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Book was ordered as "like new" 25 Jun. 2016
By william grindell - Published on Amazon.com
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Great. Book was ordered as "like new", was more than pleased when i opened it up. Book looked like it was new, as said. Good job would order it again and again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 Aug. 2016
By Cole Santos - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, bought it for my son for night time reading. His choice.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 Jun. 2016
By MOSTAFA MANSOORI - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book, understand a lot about underground utilities and stuff.
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