Suggestions for reading about large scale projects?
February 1, 2012 10:38 AM Subscribe
What large scale, generally peaceful and non-space related projects would be as fun to read about as the Apollo space program? Specific details are below the fold.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to media & arts (34 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
One of my favorite things about reading up on Apollo is the sheer number of books that tell the story from different viewpoints. One can read about program from the point of view of the astronauts, people in Mission Control, designers of the machines or even as historical documents that chronicle the political, economical and social forces that birthed, grew and killed the program.
What other large scale projects offer a lot of reading material (mostly in book form) that cover a number of different views or aspects of the project?