Synopses & Reviews
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.
...this source will pique the interest of anyone who uses it....useful in any public or academic library to help librarians and library users find the answers to basic landmark questions and to encourage further research.ARBA
...the volume would be appreciated at all levels of technical education and in general reference collections.Choice
...intriguing....A great deal of cross referencing has been done by Berlow to provide access to the appropriate full entry....This book would be useful for public libraries, school media centers, and lower level undergraduate libraries as a means of determining some factual information concerning the precise name, location, or dimensions of a structure.E-Streams
...handy useful volume....The book fills an inportant gap by bringing together in one spot important and useful data on diverse engineering projects not found in another source. The book is also valuable for someone doing historical research. I recommend it for reference sections in undergraduate college, university, and public libraries.Reference &User Services Quarterly
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