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Building the world : an encyclopedia of the great engineering projects in history

Author: Frank Paul Davidson; Kathleen Lusk-Brooke
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides information on over 40 of the most important engineering projects in World History, showing how central these projects are to the history of civilization. This encyclopedia covers Roman  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Building the world.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607667916
Online version:
Building the world.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607679362
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Paul Davidson; Kathleen Lusk-Brooke
ISBN: 0313333734 0313333742 0313333548 9780313333545 9780313333736 9780313333743
OCLC Number: 62872469
Description: 2 volumes (xxiii, 937 pages) : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. 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. Vol. 2. The Tennessee Valley Authority : United States --
The Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Act : United States --
The Alaska Highway : United States and Canada --
The Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Power Project : Australia --
The Mont Blanc Tunnel : Italy, France, and Switzerland --
The founding of Brasília : Brazil --
NASA and the Apollo Program : United States --
The High Dam at Aswan : Egypt --
The Communications Satellite (COMSAT) : United States --
The National Trails System : United States --
Shinkansen-National High-speed Railways : Japan --
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline : United States and Canada --
The Itaipú Hydroelectric Power Project : Brazil and Paraguay --
The founding of Abuja : Nigeria --
The Channel Tunnel : England and France --
SEMATECH : United States --
The Central Artery/Tunnel Project ("Big Dig") : United States.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of the great engineering projects in history
Responsibility: [compiled by] Frank P. Davidson and Kathleen Lusk Brooke.
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