The Resource City

City

Label
City
Title
City
Creator
Subject
Summary
The Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator takes young readers through the building of an imaginary city in Ancient Rome. In City, David Macaulay introduces readers to the fascinating world of Ancient Roman architecture and engineering, combining straightforward text and black and white illustrations to tell the story of a city's creation. While the Roman city of Verbonia is imaginary, its planning and construction are based on those of the hundreds of Roman cities founded between 300 B.C. and 150 A.D. From the process of selecting the ideal site on which to build, Macaulay moves through each phase of the process. "Engineering, architectural and human details enliven a tour of the completed city—the water supply and drainage system, the forum and central market, the homes of a merchant and a craftsman, the theatre, the public baths" and much more are intricately imagined, illustrated, and explained (Kirkus)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macaulay, David
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
Label
City
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:13d2f7c7-3358-476e-8965-19837f49a1d9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547348025
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
City
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:13d2f7c7-3358-476e-8965-19837f49a1d9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547348025
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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