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Machu Picchu : a civil engineering marvel

Author: Kenneth R Wright; Alfredo Valencia Zegarra; et al
Publisher: Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a detailed study of Machu Picchu's construction. Tells as much about the practical challenges of building a city as it does about the mysterious Inca.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Wright; Alfredo Valencia Zegarra; et al
ISBN: 0784404445 9780784404447
OCLC Number: 43526790
Description: viii, 136 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Mystical Machu Picchu : the lost city of the Inca --
ch. 2. Engineering planning --
ch. 3. Hydrology --
ch. 4. Hydraulic engineering --
ch. 5. Drainage infrastructure --
ch. 6. Agriculture --
ch. 7. Building foundations and stone walls --
ch. 8. Construction methods --
ch. 9. Cultural background : Inca heritage --
ch. 10. A walking tour : Machu Picchu for civil engineers.
Responsibility: by Kenneth R. Wright and Alfredo Valencia Zegarra ... [et al.].

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Takes readers inside the Lost City of the Incas. This work explains how it was possible to create a mountain-top city complete with running water, drainage systems, food production, and stone  Read more...

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