Earth moving machinery has played such a vital role in reshaping our world—constructing dams, canals, roads, sewers, and cities—that it's hard to imagine life without the labors of these machines. From the days when untold thousands of men toiled in the hot sun to build pyramids and temples to the advent of steam power, the development of impressive and mighty earthmovers has helped build a world that our ancestors could not have imagined.
The Earthmover Encyclopedia—the ultimate reference guide to the world of earthmoving machinery—relates the history of earthmovers as
well as the development of primary energy sources from steam and electricity to the diesel engine. With a chapter on each type of earthmoving machine, 900 photos with detailed captions, and vital stats on each machine, this is the most comprehensive book on earthmoving equipment available today.