Who built the first houses? What'apos;s the difference between an arch and an architrave? How does a dome stay up? Who invented concrete? Can you build a house from paper? If you want to know more about the buildings around you, this entertaining illustrated guide is a perfect introduction to architecture around the world. From the mud huts of ancient history to today'apos;s towering edifices, you can explore iconic buildings and find out more about the people who created them. You'apos;ll also discover the development of different building materials, from mud and straw to paper, steel and reinforced concrete.