Books Read: Built
- Title: Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures
- Author: Roma Agrawal
- ISBN: 9781635570229
- Pages: 275
A survey of different building and engineering techniques. Multiple concepts are explained in simple terms, interspersed with anecdotes and pictures.
It is fun to read a book written by someone passionate about the subject. The energy of the author comes out on the page in a way that makes the book a pleasure to read. I certainly won’t look at buildings the same again. I enjoyed the hand drawn diagrams that would explain the concepts and they were seamlessly woven into the narrative.
I’m giving this a 3⁄5 stars on Goodreads. I had fun reading this book but unless people are already interested in engineering and buildings I’m not sure they would enjoy the book.