The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub

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The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination Free read ½ 106 Al acclaim His books include Valley of the Kings Ancient Lives Testament and most recently Great Excavations John Romer lives and works around the Mediterranean and the Middle EastElizabeth Romer has worked with John on most of his books She too graduated from the RCA and worked as an archaeologist She was the subject of a 70 minute documentary on expedition work in the Valley of the Kings Thebes Egypt for BBC2 and she co wrote The Rape of Tutankhamen 1993 and Byzantium the Lost Empire 1997 both for Channel 4 She has also written a number of cookbooks including The Tuscan Yea. This book is something of a mixed bag for me It has a lot of information in it Like A LOT The author clearly knows what he s talking about And he writes in an easy to read style that keeps the reader engagedThe problem is a great deal of the information is off topic and only has things tangentially to do with the seven wonders the books is supposed to be about Romer tries to present the book as an exploration of how Alexander the Great s urbanization of the world changed things but he doesn t draw any clear lines between what Alexander did and the way anyone has ever viewed these ancient monuments This means he spends a lot of time talking about Alexander and not about the monuments themselves this becomes particularly egregious during the chapter on the Lighthouse at Alexandria So the author spends the book talking about the monuments when there s nothing else he wants to say then barely talking about the monuments and going off about something else when he wants to talk about something else The chapter on the Great Pyramid talks about the Pyramids the freaking Pyramids for a couple pages before we have 15 pages about Italian Renaissance gardeningAs I mentioned before this book has a lot of interesting information in it I was never bored I was impatient because I wanted a book about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World not someone fan boying over Alexander the Great

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The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination Free read ½ 106 The Seven Wonders of the ancient world symbolize all that was magnificent and mysterious in the pre Christian West Using the words of ancient writers and modern archaeological techniues John and Elizabeth Romer recreated the images of these lost monumentsThis remarkable book tells the story of the archaeology of wonder stories of the travellers and scholars who came in contact with these seven ancient monuments the stories of the wonders themselves and the histories of their making and breaking It traces the archaeological hunt to find the Seven Wonders from the earliest digs. 50 150 50%

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The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination Free read ½ 106 To the latest discoveries of current excavations It also includes fresh translations of the accounts of those who sailed the seas and rivers of the ancient world to walk among the seven fabled monuments and wonder at themJohn Romer is a graduate of the Royal College of Art He began work in archaeology on the University of Chicago's epigraphic survey at Thebes in Upper Egypt For the last twenty five years he has alternated professional archaeology and interests in conservation with an international career of writing books and television series which he also presents to critic. The Seven Wonders of the WorldBy John and Elizabeth Romer242 PagesNon FictionThis book talks about the seven wonders of the world and about each of their histories for example how they were built and who designed them It also talks about the wonder s affect on the ancient world and why they were so significant For example the Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first skyscraper to be built in the world Sadly most of the wonders were destroyed over the years and now only the Great Pyramids of Giza still stand This book also tells from a critical standpoint like uestioning if the wonders actually ever existedI liked this book because it is really in depth and has a lot of information I knew about the wonders before but this book taught me a lot knowledge about the wonders I also like this book because it has a lot of sources to back up the info so it is very reliable I would rate this book a 3 out of 5 because some parts aren t very easy to understand I would recommend for grade 8 high school reading level and for anyone doing a project on the wonders


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    Read & Download The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Romer Предадох се на последните 50 страници Едно че не мога да разбера защо българското издание е със 150 страници по дълго и друго че ума ми не побира как е възможно да се напише толкова скучна кни

  2. says: Read & Download The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub

    The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub The Seven Wonders of the WorldBy John and Elizabeth Romer242 PagesNon FictionThis book talks about the seven wonders of the world and about each of their histories for example how they were built and who designed them It also talks about the wonder's affect on the ancient world and why they were so significant For example the Lighthouse of Alexandria was the first skyscraper to be built in the world Sadly most of the w

  3. says: The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub Free download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Romer

    Read & Download The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub This book is something of a mixed bag for me It has a lot of information in it Like A LOT The author clearly knows

  4. says: The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub

    The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination E–book/E–pub This is an enjoyable and easy read offering information on each of the wonders in turn Informative yet accessible Nicely illustrated

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Seven Wonders of the World A History of the Modern Imagination
  • John Romer
  • en
  • 27 February 2020
  • 9780760770153