City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 24, 1983 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

Nice, easy, somewhat overdue research for the story I'm working on at the moment. It's a great peek into ancient technology and everyday life with a glimpse of politics, too. Read full review

CITY: A Story Of Roman Planning And Construction

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Roman city of Verbonia, like the subject of Macaulay's Cathedral (KR, 1973) is imaginary but typical, and as in Cathedral the author/artist follows its construction in a level, readable text and ... Read full review


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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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