Why Humans Build Up: The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers by Craigie, Gregor
Gregor Craigie

Why Humans Build Up: The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers (Orca Timeline, 1) [Hardcover] Craigie, Gregor and Fu, Kathleen - Hardcover

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"Finely detailed inside and outside...Broad in scope, perceptively organized, and enriched with fascinating entries."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Why did they build it so high?

People have been constructing tall buildings for thousands of years, for many different reasons. Castle walls kept people safe. Utility towers transmit TV and cell-phone signals. Observatories give people a bird's-eye view of the world. Beautiful buildings stand out in the crowd. Skyscrapers provide housing for a lot of people. There are some good reasons for building up, and a few bad ones as well.

With a growing global population, we will need more and more space to live, learn and work in. But what does that mean for the health of the planet? Can we do it sustainably? Tall buildings may be part of the answer. From the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the Burj Khalifa and the Shanghai Tower, Why Humans Build Up asks why and how we build higher and higher, and what that means for the planet.

Author: Gregor Craigie
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: 09/13/2022
Pages: 86
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 11.20h x 9.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781459821880
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2022
School Library Journal 09/01/2022 pg. 125
Booklist 09/15/2022 pg. 46