Title: Builders of the Ancient World, Marvels of ...
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Includes Greece and Rome, Mesoamerica, South America, India and Southeast Asia, China. Jacket in mylar cover. 199 pages. ASIN: B000T8252O. Bookseller Inventory # 005435
Synopsis: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1986 200p 10.25x7.00x0.75 CENTURIES AGO PEOPLE BUILT WITHOUT THE USE OF DRAFT ANIMALS OR THE WHEEL. HOW WERE THEY ABLE TO MOVE STONES THAT WEIGH TEN-OR EIGHT - TONS, OR EVEN MORE? ANSWERS AS BUILDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD AND MORE.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 8 Up Ancient constructions that stand out as exceptional examples of engineering technology and enduring beauty are described in this panoramic study. One chapter each is devoted to ancient Greece and Rome, MesoAmerica, South America, India and Southeast Asia, and China. Each chapter is written by an archaeologist or historian. Written as a mixture of first-person impressions and historical background, much of it is technical. The focus is on the many structures of a civilization, varying from temples to drainage systems, rather than lengthy descriptions of only a few edifices. Difficult vocabulary and convoluted sentences limit the accessibility of the text, but the many glorious full-color photographs are a browsing treat for everyone. Marguerite F. Raybould, Glendale Public Library, Calif.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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