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Reference Guide to Famous Engineering Landmarks of the World: Bridges, Tunnels, Dams, Roads, and Other Structuresby Lawrence H. Berlow
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Watch for this unique ready-reference source coming soon from Oryx. It's the first to cover hundreds of achievements in civil engineering that literally altered the course of history, such as the Alaska Highway, the English "Chunnel", and the Catacombs. Serving as a vital first step in research while providing fascinating browsing material, each entry describes the landmark's physical dimensions, who built it and why, as well as when it was built. Photographs and line drawings are included, as well as a glossary of important terms, bibliography, chronology, and a list of relevant organizations.
Book News Annotation:
Contains alphabetical entries on some 650 engineering landmarks, with information on each structure's location and age and a narrative discussing factors that influenced construction, plus cross references, sources of additional information, and b&w photos. Includes brief biographies of important builders and designers, a chronology of relevant dates in civil engineering history, a glossary, and appendices on bridge and truss designs, Ohio covered bridges, and the tallest, longest, and highest structures as of 1997. For students and general readers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This unique ready-reference source is the first to cover hundreds of achievements in civil engineering that literally altered the course of history. The book describes a wide variety of engineering feats such as the Alaska Highway, the English Chunnel, and the Grosbois Dam in France. Each entry describes the landmark's physical dimensions, who built what and why, as well as when it was built.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-228) and indexes.
About the Author
LAWRENCE H. BERLOW has been a professional writer and researcher for almost 20 years.
Table of Contents
The Reference Guide
Appendix A: Bridge and Truss Designs
Appendix B: A Portfolio of Ohio Covered Bridges
Appendix C: The Tallest, Longest, and Highest for 1997
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