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How the New Seven Wonders of the World Were Built (Hardcover)

How the New Seven Wonders of the World Were Built By Jiri Bartunek, Tom Velcovsky, Jan Sramek (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

In the next book in the How the Wonders were Built series, the new seven wonders of the world are introduced from the architectural point of view in this fully illustrated title.

The Great Wall of China, Petra, The Colosseum, Chich n Itz , Machu Picchu, The Taj Mahal, and Christ the Redeemer were selected as the new seven wonders of the world by over 600 million people who participated in a vote between 2000 and 2007. But have you ever wondered how these monumental structures were built centuries ago without using the modern technologies and heavy machinery that is available today? This book will give you the answers you are looking for.

These buildings are a cross-section of world architecture, offering a unique opportunity to compare the approaches, but also cultures of the entire world and different historical periods.

Come and travel with us across the world and time and peek behind the curtain of the creation of the architectural monuments that have helped shape the current world.

About the Author


Jiri Bartunek comes from the Czech Republic. He graduated in Classical Archaeology and gained his doctorate in Ancient History. He has lived in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Iceland. He works as an archaeologist and historian with interests in technical, social, military, eschatological and other, lesser-known aspects of ancient civilizations. His main professional purpose is popularization of history for the general public, which he achieves by his publications, exhibition-related work at museums, and practical demonstrations including fencing shows.Tom Velcovsky is a graduate in Audiovisual Production from the Silesian University in Opava, Czechia, where he specialized in screenwriting and storyboards. Before switching to children's books and the making of comic strips, he worked in advertising.Jan Sramek is a visual artist, illustrator and teacher from the Czech Republic. His work has been presented at galleries and festivals all over the world, notably in London, New York, Amsterdam, Seoul, and Beijing. His illustrations for the book That's Metro, Man! were selected for a prestigious exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2020.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788000068435
ISBN-10: 8000068435
Publisher: Albatros Media
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 56
Language: English