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Shortcut

release date: Sep 27, 1999
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Shortcut
Albert and his trusty mare June set off early on market day to sell their melons in town and return home before dark. Is this another insignificant day in the life of a farmer? Perhaps-but look again. This is a trip kids will want to take again and again.

Black and White

release date: Oct 24, 2005
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Black and White
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story? You’ll have to read this award winner and find out.

Mill

release date: Oct 01, 1989
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Mill
A detailed account of the planning and construction of a cotton mill in Providence, Rhode Island, includes a description of the mill's operation

Underground

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Underground
Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other underground elements of a large modern city.

Building Big

release date: May 10, 2004
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Building Big
Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. As only he can, David Macaulay engages readers’ imaginations and gets them thinking about structures they see and use every day — bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes, and dams. In Building Big he focuses on the connections between the planning and design problems and the solutions that are finally reached. Whether a structure is imposing or inspiring, he shows us that common sense and logic play just as important a part in architecture as imagination and technology do. As always, Macaulay inspires readers of all ages to look at their world in a new way.

Unbuilding

release date: Oct 26, 1987
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Unbuilding
This fictional account of the dismantling and removal of the Empire State Building describes the structure of a skyscraper and explains how such an edifice would be demolished.

Castle: How It Works

release date: Apr 14, 2015
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Castle: How It Works
The Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Way Things Work applies his signature sense of curiosity and detailed style to a picture book adaptation of his original early reader classic about life in a medieval castle. Simultaneous.

Eye: How It Works

release date: Apr 14, 2015
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Eye: How It Works
Combines informative text and captivatingly detailed illustrations in an introduction to the inner workings of the human eye that reveals how the unique organ captures light and sends signals to the brain to allow people to see. Co-written by the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Way Things Work. Simultaneous.

The Way We Work

release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The Way We Work
Explores the complex inner workings of the human body in a visual study of anatomy and physiology that ranges from the cells that form the building blocks of the body, to the individual organs and systems and how they function.

Motel of the Mysteries

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Motel of the Mysteries
A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, is crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site when he feels the ground give way beneath him. Suddenly, he finds himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, is clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one laid to rest on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber. These dramatic discoveries give Carson all the clues he needs to piece together the entire civilization—which he gets utterly wrong. The acclaimed author and illustrator of Castle and Pyramid, David Macaulay presents a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek satire of both historical presumption and American self-importance.
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