Where would you find Asia's tallest skyscraper? What is the poorest country? And what is the most powerful crane in the world? Whether you're an armchair traveler or just love trivia and superlatives, you will be intrigued by this jampacked book of hundreds of color photographs that celebrate the cultural and technological touchstones of human history. Ranking lists provide overviews, while the concise texts note economic developments and population growth in our megacities; pioneering work in science and technology; and innovations in the construction of museums, theaters, libraries, and sports venues.
Terra Maxima: The Records of Humankind
Author: Wolfgang Kunth, ed.