Staggering feats of engineering and ingenuity move the world's biggest structures. Moving house is a logistical nightmare, but imagine the challenge of moving an entire house -- fixtures, fittings, walls, chimney and roof -- all at once. If that isn't enough, how about moving the house through a major city, over a mountain range or across a frozen lake? That's the kind of impossible feat tackled in the dramatic hit TV series Monster Moves. This companion book explores the why, how and who of extraordinary monster moves from around the world, every one a stunning feat of engineering skill and a compelling story of determination. The book uses the series' trademark features, which include clear, color photographs and blueprint graphics that explain the engineering solutions. No matter how monstrously large, it can be moved. The book covers the planning and journeys of: Mammoth mansions; Huge homes; Tall towers; Lofty lighthouses; Colossal churches; Massive machines; Historic homes; Sunken ships; Titanic trains. No structure is off limits! Monster Moves chronicles how a 100-foot tall church is rolled down the road to an Iowa community in need of a church and how a wooden heritage house is sliced and diced to fit through tiny Nova Scotia streets.
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