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    9780744025651 Hardback, $65 CAD 9781465496416 9781465499257 9781465499264
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Oct 08, 2019 Carton Quantity: 5 $65.00 CAD
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Man-Made Wonders of the World
By (author): DK Foreword by: Dan Cruickshank
9781465482525 Hardcover English General Trade ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments Oct 08, 2019
$65.00 CAD
Active 10.31 x 12.13 x 1.25 in 416 pages DK
Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalog of the most famous and intriguing buildings and monuments created by humans.

Man-Made Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam.

It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations explain how the structures were built, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction.

Featuring breathtaking images, Man-Made Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.

Combines stunning directional photography with illustrations that explain techniques and structure, revealing human ingenuity.

Organized continent by continent for true global coverage, allowing those with wanderlust to map out the trip of a lifetime.

Includes the most visited monuments in the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Great Wall of China, as well as some hidden gems.

Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

Carefully curated images show these wonders from the most interesting perspectives, with shots visitors aspire to see.

Clear illustrations explain architectural concepts, revealing how these structures work and what makes them remarkable.

Feature spreads highlight innovations, such as Roman cement, the arch, and steel frames; styles, such as Baroque, Neoclassical, and Gothic; and cultures, such as Ancient Roman, Greek, and Pre-Colombian.

Includes the history of the wonder, the context in which it was built, and the society that built it, creating a compelling story for each entry.

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