Man-Made Wonders of the World

DK. Oct. 2019. 416p. ISBN 9781465482525. $50. REF
This dazzling new book takes readers across the globe, and through time, displaying hundreds of great works of architecture, engineered structures, and sculptures, arranged by continent and then chronologically, from antiquity to today. DK presents large, full-color photographs taken from a variety of perspectives, along with floor plans and small inset maps. Readers will learn about everything from the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza to the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Sydney Opera House. A directory profiles other structures, including houses and even catacombs. An excellent and accessible glossary, illustrated with line drawings, explains architectural, engineering, and other important terms.
VERDICT A feast for the eyes, this informational volume will appeal not only to those interested in architecture, but also politics, economics, history, archaeology, and theology, as well as armchair travelers.

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