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This week Science Friday talks with Kate Ascher, author of the new book The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper.
. This is a true coffee table book–big and beautiful, with lots of interesting graphics. Page through it for some tidbits to spice up your holiday party small talk. (Did you know the sway of some tall buildings can be enough to induce motion sickness?) Or spend a couple hours reading and pass yourself off as a structural engineer.
Hear the interview with Ascher below: