Communication Satellite
Volume 2: Chapter 9
At the Harvard Club of Boston

The Authors Present Building The World


Co-Authors Kathleen Lusk Brooke and Frank P. Davidson at the Harvard Club of Boston

From the Taj Mahal to the Suez Canal, from Solomon's Temple to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, feats of macro-engineering are a testament to the creativity and foresight of engineers, architects, government officials, and diplomats. Who came up with the ideas for these projects? What obstacles - legal, logistical, diplomatic, and engineering - had to be overcome for these structures to be built? What impact did these engineering projects have on the economies and cultures of their societies? Building The World answers these questions and shows how central these great engineering projects are to the history of civilization.

Fellow members heard Frank P. Davidson and Kathleen Lusk Brooke speak about their new book, Building The World: An Encyclopedia of the Great Engineering Projects in History.