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Title:
Roman roads and aqueducts
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the construction of roads and aqueducts in ancient Rome, life and customs along the roads, water distribution and aqueduct maintenance, and the building of bridges.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.7 4.0 51628.
ISBN:
9781560067214
Format :
Book

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Describes the construction of roads and aqueducts in ancient Rome, life and customs along the roads, water distribution and aqueduct maintenance, and the building of bridges.


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Booklist Review

Whether for their timeless beauty, engineering feats, or enduring mysteries, the books in the History's Great Structures series pay tribute to some of the world's most fascinating architectural achievements. Complemented by color photos and reproductions, the interesting and accessible texts describe each structure's significance, the materials and engineering skills used, and the workers behind the construction. Roman Roads and Aqueducts contends that the chief Roman art was engineering as it expounds on the elaborate network of waterways and roads that helped create an empire before modern technology. A concluding chapter always looks at the future of each structure, including its legacy and continuing environmental and human threats. Other features include a time line, maps, related sidebars, facts about the architecture, and a bibliography. Students will find this series useful for world history, art, and science alike.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This well-researched account is packed with detailed information about the technical principles of construction, architectural features, and maintenance of these important ancient structures. In-depth discussions about the design of bridges and tunnels are also included. Extensive use of quotes from primary and secondary sources present interesting descriptions of life and customs along the road and the problems that needed to be addressed-both technical and administrative-to make these structures possible. Sidebars provide biographical material about major designers and builders. The generally small black-and-white diagrams, photographs, and reproductions are informative but bland. Overall, a well-organized, lucidly written resource.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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