Charlemagne's Works
Volume 1: Chapter 7
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Volume One
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Volume Two

Solomon's Temple
Israel

The Founding of Cyrene
Libya

The Aqueducts of Rome
Italy

The Grand Canal
China

Protective Dikes and Land Reclamation
The Netherlands

The Founding of Baghdad
Iraq

Charlemagne's Works
Western Europe

London Bridge
England

The New River
England

The Taj Mahal
India

The Canal des Deux Mers
France

The Founding of St. Petersburg
Russia

The Founding of Washington, DC
United States

The Erie Canal
United States

The City of Singapore
Singapore

The Suez Canal
Egypt

The Transcontinental Railroad
United States

The Brooklyn Bridge
United States

The Canadian Pacific Railway
Canada

The Eiffel Tower
France

The Trans-Siberian Railway
Russia

The Panama Canal
Panama

The Federal Highway System
United States

The Colorado River and Hoover Dam
United States

The Tennessee Valley Authority
United States

The Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Act
United States

The Alaska Highway
United States

The Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Power Project
Australia

The Mont Blanc Tunnel
Italy, France, Switzerland

The Founding of Brasilia
Brazil

NASA and the Apollo Program
United States

The High Dam of Aswan
Egypt

The Communication Satellite (COMSAT)
United States

The National Trails System
United States

Shinkansen - National High-Speed Railways
Japan

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline
United Sates, Canada

The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Project
Brazil, Paraguay

The Founding of Abuja
Nigeria

Channel Tunnel
England, France

SEMATECH
United States

The Central Artery/Tunnel Project
United States

 

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
ISBN: 0-313-33354-8
Hardcover, 2 Volumes, 984 Pages, 66 Photos
Covering 41 Projects