City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

by David Macaulay


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Text and black and white illustrations show how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395349229
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/24/1983
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 215,825
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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"City charts the planning and building of an imaginary Roman city, 'Verbonia.' Macaulay focuses on the achievement of efficient and rational city planning. His brilliantly individualistic drawings capture the essential quality of the Roman character, the ability to organize." School Library Journal, Starred

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City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Visually impressive and concise, it explains why many of the Roman ruins still stand. You also see how many of their techniques persist today, such as curbs, sewers, and grid-based layouts. It's meant for children, but I think most adults would find it interesting.
lorin77 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Aimed at kids, its a cool book about how Roman cities were built. If you like it, check out the PBS show that Macauley did, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learn about Rome in class when I was in 5th grade. I went to CCS. I had three crushs there....Lucian Anderson Letyon Smith and Eli Tydall.
Dana Curlin More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book teaches me how roman cities were built. It also has very good illustrations. It shows how a city was built in 25 b.c. I really enjoy this detailed book.