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Courland, Robert, 1952-
Concrete planet : the strange and fascinating story of the world's most common man-made material / Robert Courland
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2011
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 4th Floor  TA439 .C588 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Concrete -- History
Physical Description 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-367) and index
Contents Foreword / Dennis Smith -- Origins -- Towering ziggurats, concrete pyramids, and Minoan mazes -- The Gold Standard -- Concrete in Mesoamerica and Renaissance Europe -- The development of modern concrete -- Refinements, reinforcement, and proliferation -- The wizard and the architect -- The concretization of the world -- The bad news -- The good news
Note "...Filled with incredible stories, fascinating characters, surprising facts, and an array of intriguing insights into the building material that forms the basis of the infrastructure on which we depend" (Publishers]

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