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Concrete A Seven-Thousand-Year History

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ISBN-10: 1593720394

ISBN-13: 9781593720391

Edition: 2010

Authors: Reese Palley

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For seven thousand years concrete has periodically shaped the path of human progress. Reese Palley’s fascinating history of this ubiquitous and versatile material chronicles the repeated and often centuries-long losses of the technology and its many reemergences and the cultural, scientific, and engineering accomplishments it has enabled. Palley takes us from concrete’s earliest beginnings, including the startling proof that at least one of the pyramids was partially poured, through the building of the Eddystone Light, to the dramatic building explosion in the use of concrete during the twentieth century and the start of the twenty-first century. He discusses the environmental impact of…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press & The Mill Road Collaborative, The
Publication date: 10/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112

Historian Reese Palley is the author of many books and articles, including Wooden Shipsnbsp;& Iron Men: The Maritime Art of Thomas Hoyne, Concrete: A Seven-Thousand Year History, and The Answer: Why Only Mini Nuclear Power Plants Can Save the World. He lives in Philadelphia.