Terra Maxima: The Records of Humankind (Hardback)Wolfgang Kunth (author)
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Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 2540 g
Dimensions: 292 x 229 mm
This reference is intended to celebrate humankind's technological achievements through the presentation of records, which are organized as lists.... Although it is technically a reference title, it is best used for browsing since it can also function as a coffee-table book due to the beauty of its copious photographs.... Highly recommended... Very reasonably priced.-- (09/01/2014)
(starred review) The best way to describe this book is to just say it simply: this is a compendium of all of the big things on planet Earth. This stunning and unique volume is comprised of more than 3,000 full-color photographs...that showcase the biggest and the best religious, cultural, and technological marvels of the world... The narrative material is made up of lists...and of photo captions that illuminate interesting facts and figures... Meant as a browsable volume rather than a reference book, this is a prime example of how books can trump the Internet--readers who pick up this volume will want to spend time flipping through the pages, marveling at the facts and figures within, in a totally different experience than they can get from following links through Wikipedia or searching Google Images. The visual appeal and excellent price point make this book highly recommended for libraries of all types and sizes.-- (12/01/2013)
A highly enjoyable and thoroughly informative hybrid that combines the facts and figures of a record book with the visual beauty of a coffee-table book. High-quality photographs (and) succinct portions of text (allow) for easy reading and browsing... Highly recommended.-- (05/01/2014)
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