Manmade Wonders of the World

Manmade Wonders of the World

Hardback (03 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Discover and explore the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the Worldplots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity."

By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed.

Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.

About the Publisher

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Founded in London in 1974, Dorling Kindersley are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241340714
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 624
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 2034g
Height: 261mm
Width: 307mm
Spine width: 30mm