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Each page of this title profiles one building and looks at its history, its builders and the impact the style had on its contemporaries. Along the bottom is a timeline showing other buildings constructed at that time and how they reflected the growth of the societies that built them
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Book Level: 8.3
Interest Level: MY
Quiz Number: 214827
From the world's earliet houses to the latest high-rises in Dubai, this is an information packed guide to the catherdrals, temples, opera houses, parliament buildings, bridges and latterly banks that stand as the important monuments of their time. Illustrated in detail, each is briefly described and set on a timeline that gives a sense of the evolution of building in different places as well as some general background history. The illustrations make browsing fun, while a useful glossary makes this a good reference book too.
Guardian||Great Buildings is unique in that it provides excellent timelines to show what other buildings were being constructed at the time in different parts of the world, to give an overall picture, which I have not found anywhere else.
Armadillo Magazine||The excellent glossary and index make this both a riveting read and a superb reference book, a mine of information for both young and old and an encouragement to pursue the subject in the future.
Ibby Link||The enthusiasm is catching: exactly what a good book should do.