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The Builders

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
* Winner of the International Architecture Book Award
* More than 400 photographs, detailed diagrams, and period engravings
* Handy reference format This fascinating book chronicles some of the world's greatest engineering wonders from ancient times to the present -- the longest bridges, the highest dams, the tallest buildings, the grandest cathedrals. Learn how ancient Ro
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by National Geographic (first published November 1992)
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James
Aug 09, 2011 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a compendium of engineering achievements from all ages past to present. Organized into chapters based upon the type of engineering challenge that humans have overcome it includes sections titles "overcoming Distance", "Public spaces", "Harnessing Nature's Power" and others. The graphics are beautiful as you would expect from a National Geographic Society production and include explanatory charts as well as photographs of some of the most amazing structures throughout the world. The ...more
Ron
Mar 08, 2013 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: architecture
This is an inspiring book documenting some of the worlds most ambitious building projects.
It really makes you appreciate all of the effort that it takes to build great works... from bridges to pyramids.

This is the perfect book for anyone thinking of becoming an engineer or architect
Bill
Jul 26, 2012 Bill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This makes for a good coffee table book but is unfortunately very out of date by the time of my reading.
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