Three Thousand Years of Defying Nature

Book - 2001
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This stunning visual presentation, filled with photographs and illustrations depicting the world's greatest bridges, explains the manners in which laborers, engineers and architects have surmounted the problem of spanning the seemingly impassable from ancient times to the 21st century. A brilliantly written text explains in understandable terms the physics of different bridge types, while fascinating histories describe the hows and whys behind the world's most recognizable structures.
Publisher: St. Paul : MBI Pub., 2001, c1998.
ISBN: 9780760312346
Branch Call Number: 624.2 Bro 3701 1
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations (some color), maps.


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Feb 01, 2012

This readable, non-technical book surveys bridges through history from ancient to contemporary times. It is well illustrated with photographs and drawings which are complimented with brief text and captions. This compilation includes the Pattullo, Alex Fraser and Centennial Line Bridges of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The book has an index but lacks a bibliography.

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