Volume 2: Chapter 8
An Important New Resource on the World's Most Iconic Building and Engineering Projects
Humans are builders. Throughout our existence, we have built structures to span rivers, connect different points of land, create more living space, and make shelter. Throughout history, civilizations have created structures of such immense scale, and requiring such tremendous resources, that they had previously thought impossible.
Such feats of "macro-engineering" are a testament to the creativity and foresight of engineers, architects, governments officials, and diplomats. Who came up with the ideas for these projects, and how did they see them through to completion? What obstacles needed to be overcome for these structures to be built? What impact did such projects have on the economy and culture of their societies. The encyclopedia, Building The World, answers all of these questions, showing how central these great feats are to the history of civilization.
Building The World
Published June 2006
Hardcover, 2 Volumes, 984 Pages, 66 Photos
Covering 41 Projects