East Sussex, UK: Priory Press Ltd, 1975. Second impression, 1977. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 96, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Very Good in Near Fine DJ. Item #20636
Have you ever thought what life would be like in London, New York or Sydney, if there were no bridges over the rivers on which these cities stand? This book tells the story of bridges and the people who built them, from one of the first city bridges at Babylon 2500 years ago to the vast suspension bridges of today. The author describes the ingenious methods of bridge building and explains bridge building terms clearly. This book will appeal to the social historian as well as to the scientist. It shows how vital bridges are for trade, travel, the exchange of ideas and war. This fascinating new title in the Social History of Science Library has more than 70 illustrations, date chart, glossary, reading list, and index.