Great Building Stories Of The Past

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ISBN : 9780195218466
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Great Building Stories of the Past

Great Building Stories of the Past recounts the fascinating histories of nine of the world's greatest architectural achievements, from the 2.3 million blocks of white limestone used in Egypt's Great Pyramid to Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport, so vast it can be seen from space. Captivating full-color drawings detailing the idea, construction, and final outcome illustrate the incredible stories of how and why the Great Wall of China was built, the revolutionary building techniques of the Woolworth Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, and how a continent was actually split in two to build the Panama Canal. In Great Building Stories of the Past, these amazing structures and more stand as glorious testaments to humankind's incredible possibilities.

Specifications of Great Building Stories of the Past

GENERAL
AuthorPeter Kent
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition0
ISBN-100195218469
ISBN-139780195218466
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages48
Publication Date2002-01-31
DIMENSIONS
Height12.1 inch.
Length9.7 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight0.35 pounds.

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