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Manmade Wonders of the World

Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardback)

By DK
Foreword by Cruickshank, Dan
Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalogue of the most amazing, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments ever created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings ...to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations show floorplans and cutaway views, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
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ISBN 9780241340714
Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241340714
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Foreword by Cruickshank, Dan
Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian
Category History of Art
Architecture
Theory Of Architecture
Architectural Structure & Design
Egyptian archaeology
Classical Greek & Roman Archaeology
Medieval European Archaeology
Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 308mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 910.2
Weight 2,031g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Voyages and travels, Curiosities and wonders, Buildings
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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