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Machu Picchu

A Civil Engineering Marvel

Kenneth R. Wright (author) Alfredo Valencia Zegarra (author)

ISBN: 9780784404447

Publication Date: Jul 2000

Format: Paperback

Takes readers inside the Lost City of the Incas. This work explains how it was possible to create a mountain-top city complete with running water, drainage systems, food production, and stone structures so advanced they have endured for over 500 years. It includes an illustrated walking guide and a detailed map.
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Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel takes readers inside the Lost City of the Incas for a groundbreaking perspective never before seen by tourists or archeologists. Built high in the Andes on a seemingly impossible site, Machu Picchu stands as a testament to Early Native Americans and their ability to plan and build. How was it possible to create a mountain-top city complete with running water, drainage systems, food production, and stone structures so advanced they have endured for over 500 years? Authors Kenneth R. Wright and Alfredo Valencia Zegarra explain these and other mysteries, based on their original engineering and scientific research. A fascinating book, "Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel" is a must-have for civil engineers, archeologists, armchair travelers, and tourists alike. An illustrated walking guide and detailed map allow readers to become familiar with each building and pathway, and numerous photographs take readers on a breathtaking pictorial adventure.
Illustrations illustrations, maps
Pages 136
Date Published 31 Jul 2000
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Subject/s History of the Americas   Structural engineering   region   1500  

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