The Builders documents some of humankind''s m ost ambitious projects - structural and civil engineering la ndmarks that range from Egypt''s pyramids and Notre Dame de P aris to the oil rigs in the North Sea, the heaviest movable objects on Earth. '
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Book Description National Geographic, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: * Winner of the International Architecture Book Award* More than 400 photographs, detailed diagrams, and period engravings* Handy reference formatThis fascinating book chronicles some of the world's greatest engineering wonders from ancient times to the present -- the longest bridges, the highest dams, the tallest buildings, the grandest cathedrals. Learn how ancient Romans built a highway network that rivals the U.S. interstate system. Explore the world's most ambitious man-made landmarks from the Great Pyramids and St. Peter's Basilica to the Golden Gate Bridge and the English "Chunnel." Six chapters describe engineering feats, highlight the technological break-throughs, and introduce the builders who made them possible. The Builders celebrates how humankind harnessed nature's power, overcame its challenges, and constructed monuments to our society. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0792273516
Book Description National Geographic, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0792273516
Book Description National Geographic, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110792273516