Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

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Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. * 200+ Aa€“Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed * A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems * Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey * A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globeWashington Monument was adorned with a star; it rose from the center of a circular 110-foot-tall (33-meter) classical temple, ... Above a central portico an enormous toga-draped figure of George Washington held the reins of a four- horse chariot. ... A major restoration project, costing more than $9 million and jointly sponsored by Congress, a large retail chain, and ... mile (1.2 kilometers) of interior joints, repair chipped stone, and clean more than an acre (0.4 hectare) of interior surface.

Title:Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
Author:Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2001-01-01


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