The Building History series presents the fascinating stories behind the construction of some of the world's most awe-inspiring structures, from the pyramids of Giza to the Panama Canal. Each book in the series interweaves compelling stories of human pursuits both triumphant and disastrous with the scientific and technological principles required to build each structure. Filled with primary and secondary source quotes, each book presents a thorough historical context while introducing readers to one of humanity's most fascinating endeavors.
"Explains how architectural decisions were made in response to changing technologies and tastes as the structures were built, destroyed, and rebuilt. She presents additional material in sidebars about the...specific architectural features, and important individuals."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001)
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