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by Christine Garnaut


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Download books for free. For millennia, people have altered the landscape to create awe-inspiring architectural and engineering wonders that rival the most impressive structures created by nature.

Download books for free. Cities built temples to worship their gods; kings sponsored structures to glorify their reigns; nations constructed sophisticated systems of canals and roadways to expand their economic influence; architects designed novel buildings to house an ever-growing population. In only one book can you find them all.

Each age and society has harnessed existing technologies and developed new ones to meet the human imperative to build. The Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents information about 200 significant structures from antiquity to the present. Items selected for inclusion are not necessarily the largest, but the authors state in the preface that they "have sought to identify those achievements that demonstrate discovery, creativity and innovation.

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This book presents over 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents from prehistory to present. A structure is included because of the importance of its technological advance, its refinement of existing systems, or its social significance. Includes bibliographical references and index.

About Christine Garnaut. Donald Langmead is professor of architectural history at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

About Christine Garnaut. Donald Langmead is professor of architectural history at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

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Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present.

• 200+ A–Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed

• A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems

• Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey

• A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globe


Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats download epub
Engineering
Author: Christine Garnaut
ISBN: 157607112X
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: ABC-CLIO (December 6, 2001)
Pages: 388 pages