THE GREAT WORKS OF MANKIND: A Visual History by Robert-Ed. Laffont

THE GREAT WORKS OF MANKIND: A Visual History

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This -- in pictures and running text -- brings together a panorama of man's achievements in architecture, construction, engineering and the decorative arts from the pyramids to sky scrapers, from the Parthenon to the temples of India, from Roman roads to the super-highways. This provides the man in the street with a birdseye view, combining history of the progress of civilization with the harnessing of man's energies directed to increase in power over his environment. If the reader has even a modicum of background in world history, he will find this highlighting of achievements around the globe immensely challenging; if his background contains nothing to provide signposts he may find himself bogged down in the mass of material presented.

Publisher: Golden Press