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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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Cartography
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Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
by Chet Van Duzer
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From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts that preyed on ships and sailors alike, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures and have become the subject of many tall tales from the sea. Accounts of these creatures have also... (read more)

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Bridges
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How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture
How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course in Engineering and Architecture
by Edward Denison
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This accessible book is a visual guide to understanding and identifying architectural styles and engineering techniques of all types of bridges, from ancient Roman arch bridges and nineteenth-century truss bridges prevalent in the United States, to the... (read more)

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Cartography
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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users
Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users
by Cynthia A. Brewer
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Describing how to build balanced map layouts suited to varied mapping goals, this guide focuses on export options that suit different media and can be edited in other applications. The wide range of text characteristics needed for expert map design as... (read more)

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Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities
Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities
by Frank Jacobs
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An intriguing collection of more than one hundred out-of-the-ordinary maps, blending art, history, and pop culture for a unique atlas of humanity. Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this... (read more)

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Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by David Muir Wood
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Civil engineering has made an inestimable contribution to modern life, providing the crucial expertise behind our vast transportation systems and the wide array of built structures where we work, study, and play. In this Very Short Introduction, engineer... (read more)

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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski
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How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s — the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How... (read more)

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Medieval Maps of the Holy Land
Medieval Maps of the Holy Land
by P. D. A. Harvey
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This study examines the eight known medieval regional maps of the Holy Land. Interesting, picturesque, and often colorful, these maps provide great insight into how the Holy Land was perceived by Western Europe in the age of the Crusades. Many of the... (read more)

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Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History
Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History
by Alfred W Crosby
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In Throwing Fire, historian Alfred W. Crosby looks at hard, accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities. Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then progressed to javelins, atlatls, bows and arrows. We learned to... (read more)

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Plastic Piping Handbook (McGraw Hill Handbooks)
Plastic Piping Handbook (McGraw Hill Handbooks)
by David Willoughby
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*The one and only source of knowledge on the plastic pipe industry -- and its application in the liquids and gas fields. *Provides detailed and easy-to-use data and formulas for managers, engineers, designers, along with construction and maintenance... (read more)

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