Manmade Wonders of the World

Manmade Wonders of the World

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DESCRIPTION :

Discover and explore the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the Worldplots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity."

By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed.

Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241340714
BY (AUTHOR) DK, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Smithsonian Institution, FOREWORD BY Cruickshank, Dan
PUBLISHER : Dorling Kindersley Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : DK
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 308 mm x 260 mm
WEIGHT : 2031 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes
The Arts
DESCRIPTION :

Discover and explore the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the Worldplots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity."

By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed.

Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241340714
BY (AUTHOR) DK, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Smithsonian Institution, FOREWORD BY Cruickshank, Dan
PUBLISHER : Dorling Kindersley Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : DK
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 308 mm x 260 mm
WEIGHT : 2031 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes
The Arts