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Bridges: Three Thousand Years of Defying Nature

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ISBN: 1554070996
Издательство: Firefly Books Ltd
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 208
Book DescriptionComprehensive profiles of the world's 100 most extraordinary bridges. Few humanmade structures combine the technical with the aesthetic in such an evocative way as bridges. From ancient times to the present, bridges have had a unique attraction on the imagination, eliciting awe, wonder and passion. Bridges celebrates the stunning technical and artistic achievements in the creation, design, engineering, construction and social history of 100 remarkable bridges. The book reveals thesecrets and science of the timeless masonry of imperial Rome, the elegant wooden edifices of ancient Japan and the soaring steel structures of today. Organized chronologically to follow the stages in the development of bridge engineering and construction, each chapter has an introduction followed by fascinating details. The vital stats for each bridge include: - Location - Date of construction - Designer - Construction materials and dimensions. An account of the creation of...