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Title:
Great wonders of the world
Author:
Ash, Russell.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Summary:
Describes the Seven Wonders of the World, providing background and related information, and surveying such modern wonders as the Channel Tunnel, Hoover Dam, Versailles, and the bullet train.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780789465054
Format :
Book

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Central Library AG243 .A68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, recent and beautiful illustrations illuminate the wonder of these marvelous achievements of the ancient world. Compare with those wonders of both the modern and the natural world. Divided into distinct categories for ease of reference, this visually exciting book explores ancient sites, views the modern worldÕs tallest building, and makes you marvel at natureÕs most miraculous creations - all with more than 50 specially commissioned illustrations including reconstructions, cross sections, maps, city plans, and useful timelines. With a clear, concise text, this invaluable reference is a wonder in itself.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-In a typical "Eyewitness"-series format, this visually appealing book discusses the seven wonders of the ancient world, comparing them to other ancient and modern technological marvels. There is a double-page spread devoted to a description of each structure, another providing related information and details on how it was built, and a third spread on similar constructions from different areas and cultures of the world. Highlighted "Amazing Facts" are included for each of the seven wonders, and short paragraphs and captions describe the many full-color photographs and illustrations. Unfortunately, the text's validity is weakened by the absence of a bibliography or any source documentation. While the author cautions that the goddess worshipped at the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus should not be confused with the Greek goddess of the same name, other books refute this distinction. Still, the book will be popular for browsing and the comparisons with other marvels from around the globe broaden its appeal.-Tracey Ansley, Cary Academy, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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