Ultimate Building Book
from the MetKids site: Packed inside this wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction, and invention is everything kids ever wanted to know about different types of structures and how they are built. Thousands of photographs, illustrations, and diagrams help builders of all ages understand how these structures work. This book provides a multitude of projects both simple and complex to satisfy even the most enthusiastic builders. Constructing models of pyramids from cotton swabs, making roller coaster trestles from straws, and inventing original structures using everything from pasta to plastic pipe pieces—this book provides endless ideas for constructing toys and projects that are as much fun to make as they are to use. 608 pages, black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, 9 in. x 11 in. Hardcover; clothbound, with jacket. Ages 8 and older.