Wonders of the Ancient World: Antiquity's Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering

Wonders of the Ancient World Antiquity s Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World describes the most extraordinary feats of human engineering and design from across the globe created between the dawn of human civilization and the onset of the Dark Ages

  • Title: Wonders of the Ancient World: Antiquity's Greatest Feats of Design and Engineering
  • Author: Justin Pollard
  • ISBN: 9780857386632
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wonders of the Ancient World describes the most extraordinary feats of human engineering and design from across the globe, created between the dawn of human civilization and the onset of the Dark Ages.

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    1. الكتاب مميز جدا في طريقة عرض المعلومات و السرد التاريخي ، كاتب قصص هذه العجائب هو كاتب محترف يستطيع تلخيص قرون من الاحداث بفقرات صغيرة محبوكة .استمتعت جدا في قراءة هذا الكتاب

    2. I love this book, I find myself liking to fall asleep with books like this. I pick and choose when I relax at night what wonder to fall asleep too. It's not a book you read straight from front to back, but rather more looking at the contents and seeing what peaks your interest at the moment. I bought mine a while ago at Barnes & Nobles and I have several books just like this. I love learning about historical landmarks, monuments and history in general. It has fascinating wonders from literal [...]

    3. A great resource for an overview of some of the ancient wonders of the world, with a few pages dedicated to each, encapsulating the historical highlights, allure, fate, and remains of each wonder. Heavy emphasis on ancient Western and Near/Middle East wonders, with some effort to include a few in the East and the New World. Some obvious oversights, though--especially in East and Southeast Asia. How is Angkor Wat not on this list, or Bagan in Burma, or various sites in Kyoto and Nara, Japan? Stil [...]

    4. A medium sized coffee table type book that covers several wonders of the ancient world in 4-6 pages of text and colour photographs/illustrations each. The text provides a brief description and history of each wonder. This book is quite nice and also includes ancient wonders I haven't come across before.

    5. A quick read with a lot of pictures, pretty much what the titles says. It gives a brief review of the locations, a bit of history, and some nice photography. It's pretty much a Cliff Notes version though, it doesn't really go into detail or depth of the locations or structures. But for a quick read with a few pictures it's pretty good.

    6. This is an interesting quick introduction to a number of fascinating historical locations. It serves as a good jumping off point to which is enhanced with the inclusion of a further reading list.My cat says that the book is perfectly proportioned so she exactly covers a page helping her maximise the potential for food and stroking! ;)

    7. A great nonfiction book that tells the stories of some of the oldest and greatest architecture of the world. It uses detailed photographs and information to help the reader gain a better understanding of some of the least well known, but no less amazing, landmarks in all of history.

    8. Overall was a very good book giving description of the sites and their history. Only problem i had with was there were no plans of the building which really would have been nice to include. Has over 40 sites dating from 3000 BCE to some in 1000 CE.

    9. Excelent and insightfull book into the enginnering marvels of antiquity, only thing i would have add would be more diagrams or schematics of said marvels.

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