Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World: Bridges, Tunnels, Dams, Roads and Other Structures, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World

Bridges, Tunnels, Dams, Roads and Other Structures, 1st Edition

By Lawrence Berlow

Routledge

275 pages

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More than 650 landmarks are covered, ranging from ancient monuments such as Stonehenge, to contemporary engineering feats such as the World Trade Center in New York City. The concisely-written entries describe when the landmark was built, who built it, why it was built, its dimensions, how it was constructed, and any problems encountered during construction. Additional features include: numerous photographs; biographies of important builders and designers; glossary; chronology of dates in civil engineering from 3000 BC to the present; listings of tallest buildings, longest bridges, and highest dams, and a geographical index which locates the structures by country.

Reviews

"This is a fascinating book with no comparable work encompassing engineering achievements through recorded history." - Reference Book Bulletin

Subject Categories

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ARCHITECTURE / General
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REFERENCE / General