The Portland Bridge Book
by Sharon Wood Wortman and Ed Wortman Publisher Comments
The Portland Bridge Book, now in its third edition, is a richly detailed history of the bridges spanning the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in Portland, Oregon.
This edition is totally new, with over 175 photographs and illustrations. The book makes... (read more)
The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
by Ulrich Keller Publisher Comments
The tale of the canal's construction unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs document the hitherto unparalleled technological achievement, depicting exotic settings... (read more)
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
by Jerry Brotton Publisher Comments
A fascinating look at twelve maps from Ancient Greece to Google Earth and how they changed our world. In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone... (read more)
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
by Mary S. Lovell Publisher Comments
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the... (read more)
Placer Mining in Nevada
by William O. Vanderberg Publisher Comments
Placer Mining in Nevada originally published in 1936 by University of Nevada and U.S. Bureau of Mines mining engineer William O. Vanderburg. Over 60 locations in Nevada are covered including history of workings, geology, production, and potential of the... (read more)
Bridging the World
by Robert S. Cortright Publisher Comments
A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art.
With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges.
These are... (read more)
by Richard Allen Young Publisher Comments
Let us introduce you to this amazing new shirt pocket reference designed specifically for handymen, maintenance people, engineers, scientists, industrial workers, contractors, and builders. It contains 768 pages of facts, tables, and vital information... (read more)
Beach and Dune Restoration
by Karl F Nordstrom Publisher Comments
This book analyzes the tradeoffs involved in restoring beaches and dunes on intensively developed coasts, the most effective approaches to use, and the ways to educate and involve stakeholders. It identifies restoration strategies that enhance natural... (read more)
Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation 4TH Edition
by Thomas M Lillesand Publisher Comments
The image to the right shows a volcanic landscape in central Africa, including parts of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). This image was obtained from the SIR-C multi-wavelength radar remote sensing system... (read more)
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