100 Marvels of the Modern World

100 Marvels of the Modern World

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This is a fascinating reference guide to 100 spectacular marvels ranging from sculptures to skyscrapers, towers to tunnels and bridges to bullet trains. This new volume is the latest in AA Publishing's range of highly illustrated family reference books. "100 Modern Marvels" contains encyclopedic entries on one hundred of the world's greatest modern bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels and structures from the biomes of England's Eden Project to China's massive engineering project, the Three Gorges Dam. Entries include New York's Third Water Tunnel, the opulent Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai and the beautiful Millau Viaduct in France. Each entry is illustrated with at least two beautiful colour photographs, describing the marvel, putting it into context, and giving facts and statistics on the structure, while informative text gives an insight into a particular aspect of the marvel such as a biography of the architect or the building's spiritual significance. This is a fantastic reference title, ideal as a gift or pride of place on anyone's coffee table.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 236 x 282 x 24mm | 1,301.82g
  • AA PUBLISHING
  • Automobile Association
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • colour photographs throughout plus maps
  • 0749548010
  • 9780749548018
  • 2,154,424