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Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- the Building of the Panama Canal
Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- the Building of the Panama Canal
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ean: 9781602833562, isbn: 1602833567,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
The building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Panama Fever charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal. Drawing on a wealth of new materials and sources, Matthew Parker brings to life the men who recognized the impact a canal would have on global politics and economics, and adds new depth to the familiar story of Teddy Roosevelts


Dirty Deeds: Land, Violence, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee
Dirty Deeds: Land, Violence, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
The California gold rush of 1849, created fortunes for San Francisco merchants, whose wealth depended on control of the city's docks. But ownership of waterfront property was hotly contested. In an 1856 dispute over land titles, a county official shot an outspoken newspaperman, prompting a group of merchants to organize the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance. The committee, which met in secret, fed biased stories to the newspapers, depicting itself as a necessary substitute for incompetent


Environmental Planning Handbook
Environmental Planning Handbook
By American Planning Association
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ean: 9781611901511, isbn: 1611901510,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It’s essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.American Planning


Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier
Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier
By Chelsea Green Publishing
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the worst urban slums in North America, who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves. During the past seven years, Sole Food Street Farms, now North America's


Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders
Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders
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ean: 9781400102808, isbn: 1400102804,

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An unprecedented account of one of civilization's greatest achievements.The great pyramids of Giza have intrigued humanity for thousands of years. Questions about the construction and the purpose of these majestic monuments have existed since the middle period of ancient Egyptian civilization; in the sixth century B.C., Herodotus was the first of generations of explorers to travel to Egypt in an attempt to unlock their secrets. Recent cutting-edge research has uncovered information about how


Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks
Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks
By University Press Audiobooks
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Along the fertile banks of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, planter Camille Zeringue transformed a mediocre colonial plantation into a thriving gem of antebellum sugar production, complete with a columned mansion known as Seven Oaks. Under the moss-strewn oaks, the privileged master nurtured his own family but enslaved many others. Excelling at agriculture, business, an ambitious canal enterprise, and local politics, Zeringue ascended to the very pinnacle of Southern society. But


Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
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ean: 9781721312795, isbn: 172131279X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter (though famed for his sculpture David), Michelangelo was reluctant to begin the massive project.Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled


Lives of the Artists: Volume 1 (Library Binder)
Lives of the Artists: Volume 1 (Library Binder)
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Georgio Vasari s original vision of the arts was to see the artist as divinely inspired. This historical work describes the lives of forty-five artists, including Giotto, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian, with striking immediacy conveyed through character sketches, anecdotes, and detailed recording of conversations. Despite some factual inaccuracies, Michelangelo praised Vasari for endowing artists with immortality. Vasari s shrewd judgments


Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
By Random House Audio
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An eminent sociologist and best-selling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn't seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way


Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
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ean: 9781470824518, isbn: 1470824515,

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[Read by Michael Kevin]Bound on a lecture trip around the world, Mark Twain turns his keen satiric eye to foreign lands in Following the Equator. This vivid chronicle of a sea voyage on the Pacific Ocean displays Twain's eye for the unusual, his wide-ranging curiosity, and his delight in embellishing the facts. The personalities of the ship's crew and passengers, the poetry of Australian place names, the success of women's suffrage in New Zealand, an account of the Sepoy Mutiny, and reflections


The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
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ean: 9781511362771, isbn: 1511362774,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
As Margaret Truman knows from firsthand experience, living in the White House can be exhilarating and maddening, alarming and exhausting, but it is certainly never dull. Part private residence, part goldfish bowl, and part national shrine, the White House is both the most important address in America and the most intensely scrutinized.In The President's House, Margaret Truman takes us behind the scenes as she reveals what it feels like to live in the White House. Here are hilarious stories of


2: Acoustics-A Textbook for Engineers and Physicists: Volume II: Applications
2: Acoustics-A Textbook for Engineers and Physicists: Volume II: Applications
By Springer
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mpn: 47848106, ean: 9783319568461, isbn: 3319568469,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
This textbook provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction to the application of basic principles and concepts for physical and engineering acoustics. Many of the chapters are independent, and all build from introductory to more sophisticated material. 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.


Think Like an Architect: Roger Fullington Series in Architecture
Think Like an Architect: Roger Fullington Series in Architecture
By University Press Audiobooks
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The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environment useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. We dream about how we might live, work, and play. From these dreams come some 95 percent of all private and public buildings; professional architects design only about five percent of the built environment. While much of what non-architects build is beautiful and useful, the ugliness and inconveniences that


The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris
By Tantor Audio
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Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris' world-famous Hôtel Ritz - a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity and of dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance. When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme - an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys, and princes - was


The Ghosts of Songs: The Art of the Black Audio Film Collective (Facts)
The Ghosts of Songs: The Art of the Black Audio Film Collective (Facts)
By Liverpool University Press
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews
Founded during the racially volatile days of the early Thatcher government and active for sixteen years, the Black Audio Film Collective produced some of the most challenging and stylish art of the first generation of black British filmmakers. In The Ghosts of Songs, acclaimed artists, filmmakers, and scholars examine the legacy of the collective’s innovative and wide-ranging work in film, video, and installations as well as their provocative essays and manifestos. Packed with rare


A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
By Brilliance Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
Michael Pollan's unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences - whether eating, gardening, or building - and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction, including the genre-defining best sellers The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food. With this updated edition of his earlier book, A Place of My Own, listeners can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of


Home
Home
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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In this illuminating book, Witold Rybczynski walks us through five centuries of homes both great and small, from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to the Ralph Lauren-designed environments of today, on a house tour like no other: one that delightfully explicates the very idea of ''home.'' You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how


Diseno Audiovisual (Spanish Edition)
Diseno Audiovisual (Spanish Edition)
By Editorial Gustavo Gili
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sku: BOG_LIB_U_006933, ean: 9788425215384, isbn: 8425215382,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
Este libro pretende hacer llegar al lector una reflexión teórica y práctica sobre el diseño audiovisual. Por ello, su lectura resultará útil tanta al profesional que desee reflexionar sobre su trabajo como al estudiante que se acerque por primera vez a tan apasionante disciplina.El doble perfil profesional y pedagógico de l.


Polygon Mesh Processing
Polygon Mesh Processing
By A K Peters/CRC Press
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mpn: 28521502, ean: 9781568814261, isbn: 1568814267,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
Geometry processing, or mesh processing, is a fast-growing area of research that uses concepts from applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering to design efficient algorithms for the acquisition, reconstruction, analysis, manipulation, simulation, and transmission of complex 3D models. Applications of geometry processing algorithms already cover a wide range of areas from multimedia, entertainment, and classical computer-aided design, to biomedical computing, reverse engineering, and


Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781538412718, isbn: 1538412713,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
[Read by Andrea Gallo] Drawing on new discoveries in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, one of the nation's chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our well-being and argues that we must construct a world better suited to human experience. Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world's best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to



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