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Machu Picchu A Civil Engineering Marvel

ISBN-10: 0784404445
ISBN-13: 9780784404447
Edition: 2000
List price: $52.00
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Description: Wright, a civil engineer, and Zegarra, the resident archaeologist at Machu Picchu, write for armchair travelers and tourists as well as for their professional colleagues. Drawing on their original research, they describe the 500-year-old Incan ruins  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Wright, a civil engineer, and Zegarra, the resident archaeologist at Machu Picchu, write for armchair travelers and tourists as well as for their professional colleagues. Drawing on their original research, they describe the 500-year-old Incan ruins in the Peruvian Andes from the perspectives of des

Preface
Mystical Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Inca
The Ancient Royal Estate
The Setting and Geology
Ancient Climate
Site Selection
Engineering Planning
City Planning
Engineering Infrastructure
Hydrology
Location and Water
Hydrogeology of the Main Water Source
Spring Collection Works
Ancient Domestic Water Requirements
Long-Forgotten Water Supplies
"The Inca Were Good Engineers"
Hydraulic Engineering
Overview of Machu Picchu Hydraulic Works
Water Supply Canal
Fountains
Unfinished Branch Canal
Hydraulics in a Nutshell
Drainage Infrastructure
Public Works Achievement
Agricultural Terraces
Urban Sector
Annual Water Budget
Surface Runoff and Drainage Criteria
Plaza Subsurface Drainage
Special Drainage Facilities
Agriculture
Agricultural Terraces
Climatological Data
Hand-Placed Soil
Crop Water Needs
Adequacy of Nutrient Production
Building Foundations and Stone Walls
Ancient Engineering Care
Foundations
Stone Walls
Special Building Stones
Construction Methods
High Standard of Care
Rock Quarry
Transporting and Lifting Rocks
Using Wood and Vegetation
Roof Structures
Canal Stones
Floors and Plaster
Abandoned Construction Work
Change Orders
Inca Bridges
Renegade Inca Stonemasons
Tools of the Trade
Cultural Background: Inca Heritage
Andean Culture
Andean Technology
Inca History
Inca Society
A Walking Tour: Machu Picchu for Civil Engineers
The Main Tour
Side Trips
References
Figure Credits
Index

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