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Description - Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge by John Nicholson

The inside story of a national icon'The giant coat-hanger' took 1300 men eight years to build. They used six million rivets and 53 000 tonnes of steel. John Nicholson tells the story step by step, in fascinating detail: the vision, the problems, the solutions, the suspense (would the two halves actually meet?), the risks, the celebrations.Once you've read this book, you'll never see that soaring arch, that vast maze of steel, the same way again.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781865082585
ISBN-10: 1865082589
Format: Paperback
(292mm x 233mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - John Nicholson

John Nicholson is an ex-architect turned author and illustrator of children's books. His particular interests are history, architecture and all kinds of invention, design and construction. He lives in the bush, not far from Melbourne. Many of his books have been shortlisted in the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and three of them, A Home among the Gum Trees, The First Fleet and Fishing for Islands have won the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

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