Bridges : spanning the world
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London : Pimpernel Press Limited, 2017.
Edition
First Pimpernel Press edition.
ISBN
1910258172, 9781910258170
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256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 31 cm
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Published
London : Pimpernel Press Limited, 2017.
Format
Book
Edition
First Pimpernel Press edition.
Language
English
ISBN
1910258172, 9781910258170

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Includes index.
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"Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Their creation has been driven by man's desire, from the earliest times, to make lines of communication possible by foot, horse or engine. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade and transporting water to villages and cities. Some are of breathtaking beauty and it is little wonder that they rank among the world's most admired structures. As Marcus Binney writes, 'Each one is remarkable in its own way, each a response to a challenge and perhaps the realization of a dream.' This book looks at more than two hundred bridges spanning the world and the centuries. Here you will find, amongst others, an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; the bridges of Venice; France's famous Millau Viaduct; the doubledecker, transporter, lift and stilt bridges produced by German precision engineering; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila (glowing in a bright livery of yellow and terracotta red); the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India, and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan." --,(Source of summary not specified)

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Binney, M. (2017). Bridges: spanning the world (First Pimpernel Press edition.). Pimpernel Press Limited.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Binney, Marcus. 2017. Bridges: Spanning the World. Pimpernel Press Limited.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Binney, Marcus. Bridges: Spanning the World Pimpernel Press Limited, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Binney, Marcus. Bridges: Spanning the World First Pimpernel Press edition., Pimpernel Press Limited, 2017.

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