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Title: Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
Author: Donald Langmead
Publisher: ABC-Clio Inc
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
Number Of Pages: 388
Humans do one thing better than other species: we build things. For millennia, people have altered the landscape to create awe-inspiring architectural and engineering wonders that rival the most impressive structures created by nature. Cities built temples to worship their gods; kings sponsored structures to glorify their reigns; nations constructed sophisticated systems of canals and roadways to expand their economic influence; architects designed novel buildings to house an ever-growing popula ..