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Great Engineering Projects, Part 4
April 30, 2014
Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library.
Moving, Dredging, Spanning, Building: Great Construction Projects from Stonehenge to the Panama Canal
This course will look at some of the greatest engineering feats in history — erecting the Florence Cathedral dome, moving the Vatican obelisk and spanning the Mississippi River. The course is offered in conjunction with the Linda Hall Library’s spring exhibition, celebrating the Centennial of the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914.
Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair