City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

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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.

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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Overview

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

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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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395349229
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1983
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 177,281
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet 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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  • Posted June 11, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Well illustrated book

    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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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