Figure 1: Max on a long-ago trip to the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt
The content of this book is set out in 10 chapters and four Appendices as follows:
Egypt During the Old Kingdom
A Tomb for a King
We Consecrate This Holy Ground
The Desert Comes Alive
Soaring towards the Heavens
Stair Steps to the Gods
The Construction Schedules
Units of Measurement and Other Technical Data
Calculating the Number of Blocks in the Pyramid
A Primer on Program Management
The book includes, as its centerpiece, 16 high‑gloss pages of color photographs and hand‑drawn illustrations of tools, materials, and building techniques used by the ancient masters of construction.
The book has a total of over 300 pages and we are very happy to see that it also includes a Glossary of Terms. Most of these terms are those specifically needed to properly understand the building of a massive pyramid that took place some 4,500 years ago. Thus, the book is written in a clear style with ample illustrations and sketches to help the reader understand the author's research. For those in the business of managing large infrastructure projects, this book will be especially enlightening.
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