Then and Nowby Stefania Perring, Dominic Perring (Joint Author)
Than & Now shows the Roman Colosseum, The Acropolis, The Mexican Pyramid of the Moon, Machu Picchu, and sixteen other important ruins as they were in their original glory. Accurate and authoritative color reconstructions printed on flippable transparent overlays are superimoposed on color photographs of the sites as they appear today. Accompanying text describes each site and explains every element in the scene, placing it in its historical and cultural context.
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It is rare to find a book that makes what many consider to be dry material interesting to both young and old. Everyone who has seen my copy of this book is immediately facinated by the tranparency overlays that show the before pictures of many famous ancient ruins that overlay photographs of the current sites. With beautiful illustrations and many additional facts this medium brings meaning to material I have always considered laborious and painful. Many of us require a picture to be able to see beyond the ruins to the life and meaning that lies beneath. If you pick it up, it will be difficult to put it down.