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The Big Roads

Author : Earl Swift
ISBN : 9780547549132
Genre : History
File Size : 78.88 MB
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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

An Outdoor Guide To The Big South Fork

Author : Russ Manning
ISBN : 0898866391
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.81 MB
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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


Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Roads
ISBN : MINN:31951D036321643
Genre : Roads
File Size : 56.37 MB
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Category: Roads

The Big Influence Of Small Things

Author : Brett Blair
ISBN : 9780788019593
Genre : Children's sermons
File Size : 43.86 MB
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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

Public Roads

Author :
ISBN : UCBK:C104663736
Genre : Highway research
File Size : 66.57 MB
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Category: Highway research

Road To Ruin

Author : Dom Nozzi
ISBN : 0275981290
Genre : Law
File Size : 68.71 MB
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Nozzi delivers an easy-to-follow introduction sprawl's causes and offers common-sense solutions available to communities.
Category: Law

Reports Of Committees

Author : United States. Congress. Senate
ISBN : OXFORD:555039877
Genre : United States
File Size : 78.74 MB
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Category: United States

100 Trails Of The Big South Fork

Author : Russ Manning
ISBN : 0898866383
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22.52 MB
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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