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Terra Maxima: The World's Biggest Man-Made Creations

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"The greatest achievements of humankind in one stunning volume. "

From the most widely used languages and scripts, to the great religious communities, to the giant structures and the technological successes of the modern age -- this volume offers a fascinating overview of the records and achievements of civilization in their entirety and diversity.

More than 3000 color photo
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Firefly Books
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Feb 17, 2014 Katy rated it really liked it
This hefty book presents a sampler for anyone interested in seeing the large contributions of humankind. From religious structures to space engineering, from the Library of Congress to the manuscript collection at the Vatican, Terra Maxima is interested in showing each reader the marvelous objects and places of the world throughout the history of mankind. Photos are the main feature of each page, although there is small text around the perimeter. The text, though small, contains relevant and int ...more
Marathon County Public Library MCPL
This oversized, wonderfully-illustrated volumes has to be seen to be believed. Bursting with over 3,000 full-color photographs, TERRA MAXIMA is a visual guide to the major technological and cultural achievements of mankind. Its 576 pages describe and illustrate a myriad of human accomplishments such as the tallest buildings, the largest libraries, the most important natural history museums, the highest mountain roads, the richest countries, the smallest countries, the most produced cars, the fas ...more
Aug 27, 2014 Neil rated it really liked it
OK, it's basically just a big picture book, but what wonderful pictures. Looking through Terra Maxima will make you appreciate that there is amazing architecture all around the world and stir your desire for travel to places you hadn't previously thought of visiting. I kind of ended up wishing that it wouldn't have been limited to man-made objects, but would also have included natural wonders. Coverage of some of our darker achievements might have also made for interesting comparisons: polluting ...more
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