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Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
4.9 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
A rich, illustrated - and entertaining - history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary.
In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the 100-year-old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing
Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
By Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
4.3 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of one of the most mythic of American cities, San Francisco. Standing between the Bay and the mighty Pacific like a guardian of the city, the Golden Gate retains its grip on the American imagination long after its 27-year record of being the longest suspension bridge in the world was superseded..
A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.9 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime - a complicated source of national fascination, often stereotyped and little understood. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp is naïvely determined to fix the huge,
1: Acoustics-A Textbook for Engineers and Physicists: Volume I: Fundamentals
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ean: 9783319568430, isbn: 3319568434,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
This graduate and advanced undergraduate textbook systematically addresses all core topics in physical and engineering acoustics. Written by a well-known textbook author with 39 years of experience performing research, teaching, and mentoring in the field, it is specially designed to provide maximum support for learning. Presentation begins from a foundation that does not assume prior study of acoustics and advanced mathematics. Derivations are rigorous, thoroughly explained, and often
Alexander the Great
4.9 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
Alexander the Great is a towering figure in ancient history because of his legendary conquests throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. He was born in 356 BC to the noble family of Macedon. As such, he was afforded with great luxuries growing up including having Aristotle as his private tutor. After his father was assassinated, he took over the throne and inherited a formidable army which he would put to tremendous use. Alexander was just in his early 20s when he embarked on an ambitious expansion
Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century
By University Press Audiobooks
4.6 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
In Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century, Benjamin Flowers explores the role of culture and ideology in shaping the construction of skyscrapers and the way wealth and power have operated to reshape the urban landscape. Flowers narrates this modern tale by closely examining the creation and reception of three significant sites: the Empire State Building, the Seagram Building, and the World Trade Center. He demonstrates how architects and their
Building a Brilliant Tomorrow: The Transformation of Inovateus Solar and the Energy Revolution
4.3 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
Just as your power bill continues to rise, the sun also rises. Why are we letting a renewable resource that beams down on us each day go to waste? Solar energy is no longer a distant dream of the future. It is a real, viable option for America's power needs, and T.J. Kanczuzewski of Inovateus Solar is mapping out a path for energy independence for anyone looking for clean, renewable power. Within this book, T.J. reveals how to:
Become familiar with the advancements in solar energy.