Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

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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

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
ISBN: 9781576071120
157607112X
Branch Call Number: REF 721.03 Lan
Characteristics: ix, 388 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Garnaut, Christine

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