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The Big Roads

Author : Earl Swift
ISBN : 9780547549132
Genre : History
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Discover the twists and turns of one of America’s great infrastructure projects with this “engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. interstate system” (Los Angeles Times). It’s become a part of the landscape that we take for granted, the site of rumbling eighteen-wheelers and roadside rest stops, a familiar route for commuters and vacationing families. But during the twentieth century, the interstate highway system dramatically changed the face of our nation. These interconnected roads—over 47,000 miles of them—are man-made wonders, economic pipelines, agents of sprawl, uniquely American symbols of escape and freedom, and an unrivaled public works accomplishment. Though officially named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this network of roadways has origins that reach all the way back to the World War I era, and The Big Roads—“the first thorough history of the expressway system” (The Washington Post)—tells the full story of how they came to be. From the speed demon who inspired a primitive web of dirt auto trails to the largely forgotten technocrats who planned the system years before Ike reached the White House to the city dwellers who resisted the concrete juggernaut when it bore down on their neighborhoods, this book reveals both the massive scale of this government engineering project, and the individual lives that have been transformed by it. A fast-paced history filled with fascinating detours, “the book is a road geek’s treasure—and everyone who travels the highways ought to know these stories” (Kirkus Reviews).
Category: History

Big Road Atlas Britain 2020

Author : Aa Publishing
ISBN : 0749581298
Genre :
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This A3 format atlas is available in two binding styles, softback, and spiral bound. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so you can turn to the page you need more easily. Wide minor roads (more than and less than 4m wide), National Trust, English and World Heritage sites, crematorium locations, and other hard-to-find places are indicated on the mapping. There are 67 city, town, and port plans including central London. Plus, scenic routes, tourist sites with satnav friendly post codes, and caravan and camping sites symbolized on the maps. 3 miles to 1 inch 1:190,000 - 2km to 1cm.

Road To Ruin

Author : Dom Nozzi
ISBN : 0275981290
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Settlers By The Long Grey Trail

Author : John Houston Harrison
ISBN : 0806306645
Genre : Reference
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A contribution to old Augusta County and Rockingham County and their descendants of the family of Harrison and allied lines. Rev. Thomas Harrison (1619-1682), an intimate of the Cromwell family, served as chaplain of the Virginia colony during Gov. Berkeley's first term. He immigrated to Jamestown, Virginia from England in 1640 and, changing from anti-Puritan to Puritan, moved to Massachusetts and marrying Dorothy Symonds about 1648/1649. He then returned to England. Benjamin Harrison, his brother, then immigrated to become the founder of the Harrison family of the James River in Virginia. Other colonial Harrisons who immigrated are detailed, along with many of their descendants and relatives, particularly those who settled in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Long Island of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Descendants and relatives also lived in West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, California and elsewhere. Includes many ancestors and genealogical data in England, Ireland and elsewhere.
Category: Reference

The Big Influence Of Small Things

Author : Brett Blair
ISBN : 9780788019593
Genre : Children's sermons
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Anyone who has done children's sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that I learn more from the children's sermon than I do from the real sermon. And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it's no accident that children's sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches.Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year's worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the lesson uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the application connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim.
Category: Children's sermons

Under Fives Alive And Kicking

Author : Jane Farley
ISBN : 0715149180
Genre : Education
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Contains ideas and resources for those who work with the under fives Each of the four-page sessions in this book include: an aim, with full explanation; ideas for setting the scene; play ideas; a Bible link; questions to provoke thought and conversation; and craft activities. The resources can be used in holiday and after-school clubs, in primary school assemblies or at home. The material meets many of the criteria for Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum and the Christian emphasis in balanced by an approach which can also be used in a multi-faith context.
Category: Education

The Chosen City

Author : Nicholas Schoon
ISBN : 0415258022
Genre : Social Science
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Comprehensively researched, the book serves as a wake-up call for everyone interested and involved in urban regeneration."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Social Science

The Lone Star Hiking Trail

Author : Karen Somers
ISBN : 089997581X
Genre : Travel
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One of the hidden jewels of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail is the only long-distance National Recreation Trail in the state. At 128 miles (including loop trails), it is also the state's longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. Located in the famed Big Thicket area in east Texas, the trail is well-suited for both short and long hikes (of up to 10 days), appealing to dayhikers, overnight backpackers and long-distance hikers. The LSHT lies between the major metro centers of Houston-Galveston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio--home to more than 8 million people just a 2-hour drive from the trail. The author, a Texas native, is an experienced long-distance hiker who has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and many other nationally recognized long-distance trails throughout the U.S. This is the first guidebook to the trail and is officially endorsed and promoted by the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club.
Category: Travel

An Outdoor Guide To The Big South Fork

Author : Russ Manning
ISBN : 0898866391
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Located in Tennessee and Kentucky, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area boasts a diverse and dramatic landscape ideal for all types of outdoor activities. This newly updated guide includes information on the area's geology, history, and wildlife, plus horseback riding, whitewater paddling, and backpacking. There's also advice about accommodations and services, activities for children, universally accessible campgrounds and trails, and exploration by car.
Category: Sports & Recreation

100 Trails Of The Big South Fork

Author : Russ Manning
ISBN : 0898866383
Genre : Travel
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All the trails of the Big South Fork plus adjacent national forests and parks. Great for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.
Category: Travel

The Great Divergence Reconsidered

Author : Roman Studer
ISBN : 9781316239766
Genre : History
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In stark contrast to popular narratives, The Great Divergence Reconsidered shows that Europe's rise to an undisputed world economic leader was not the effect of the Industrial Revolution, and cannot be explained by coal or colonial exploitation. Using a wealth of new historical evidence stretching from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, Roman Studer shows that this 'Great Divergence' must be shifted back to the seventeenth century, if not earlier. Europe was characterized by a more powerful transportation system, bigger trade flows, larger and better integrated markets, higher productivity levels, and superior living standards even before the Industrial Revolution brought about far-reaching structural changes and made Europe's supremacy even more pronounced. While the comparison with Europe draws significantly on India, the central conclusions seem to hold for Asia - and indeed the rest of the world - more generally. An interplay of various factors best explains Europe's early and gradual rise, including better institutions, favorable geographical features, increasing political stability, and increasingly rapid advances in science and technology.
Category: History

Hiking The Big South Fork

Author : Brenda G. Deaver
ISBN : 1572330317
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Hiking the Big South Fork combines natural history with folk culture and legend to provide an interpretive guide to the trails of this relatively new National Park Service area. The authors walked, measured, and rated every hiking trail, and, in this second edition, they include information about new trails. In addition, trail descriptions are updated with geological and historical information, a wildflower checklist, and a chart designed for backpackers to combine trails for longer hikes. The guide includes advice on safety, park rules and regulations, and accommodations. Trailhead locations, features of each trail, and difficulty ratings are included in an easy-to-read chart allowing hikers to select trails suited to their interests and abilities. Maps are supplemented by detailed mileage logs to keep hikers informed of their progress and to clarify points of confusion. Strollers, hikers, and backpackers looking for a less-crowded alternative to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will enjoy discovering the beautiful, rugged Big South Fork of the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky. Only a ninety-minute drive northwest of Knoxville, the big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is easily reached in half a day or less from Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.
Category: Sports & Recreation