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What it feels like to be a building

Title: What it feels like to be a building
By: Forrest Wilson

What does it feel like to be a load-bearing wall? A pitched roof? A door? Forrest Wilson's figures hunch (I am compacted; I am strong), stretch (be careful what you dump on top of that skinny guy), twist (ouch! torque hurts), and cluster (it takes a village to keep a building standing). Pictures worth a passel of words; and a cogent text, as well. Marketed as a children's book, but a terrific primer on architecture, physics, and engineering for all ages.

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Posted by curious on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 a.m.
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October 6, 2011 at 1:10 a.m.:

I just hope whoever writes these keeps writing more!

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