Il Bridge

Autore: Riccardo Vandoni
Editore: Gremese Editore
ISBN: 9788879448178
Grandezza: 28,35 MB
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Chicago River Bridges

Autore: Patrick T. McBriarty
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097254
Grandezza: 23,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8838
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Chicago River Bridgespresents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself. In this book, author Patrick T. McBriarty shows how generations of Chicagoans built (and rebuilt) the thriving city trisected by the Chicago River and linked by its many crossings. This comprehensive guidebook chronicles more than 175 bridges spanning 55 locations along the Main Channel, South Branch, and North Branch of the Chicago River. With new full-color photography of existing bridges and more than one hundred black and white images of bridges past, the book unearths the rich history of Chicago's downtown bridges from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the often forgotten bridges that once connected thoroughfares such as Rush, Erie, Taylor, and Polk Streets. Throughout, McBriarty delivers new research into the bridges' architectural designs, engineering innovations, and their impact on Chicagoans' daily lives, explaining how the dominance of the "Chicago-style" bascule drawbridge influenced the style and mechanics of bridges worldwide. Interspersed throughout are the human dramas that played out on and around the bridges, such as the floods of 1849 and 1992, the cattle crossing collapse of the Rush Street Bridge, or Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci's Michigan Avenue Bridge jump. A confluence of Chicago history, urban design, and engineering lore, Chicago River Bridges illustrates Chicago's significant contribution to drawbridge innovation and the city's emergence as the drawbridge capital of the world.

Beneath The Bridge

Autore: Jason Henderson
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491798262
Grandezza: 74,14 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7658
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Elle Jensen and her father are on the run from Seattle, where her mother was murdered, and California, where Elles boyfriend turns out to be more than they wanted. Jake Dickson has been struggling to fit in with the kids at school. He has one friend, Gary, who lives on a farm a few miles down the road. When Jake notices the new girl at school, he will stop at nothing to meet her, even if it includes a trip to a local lot under a bridge known as The River, where the school bully and Karen The Goth frequent. During their first meeting a mysterious man appears from nowhere covered in blood. Friendships are formed as four teenagers fight to shed their pasts while exploring the strange events happening beneath the bridge.

Readers Guide To Periodical Literature

Autore: Anna Lorraine Guthrie
Grandezza: 67,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8654
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Bridge Il Vademecum

Autore: Vincenzo Lillo
ISBN: 1291641688
Grandezza: 28,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2819
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The Bridges Of Madison County

Autore: Robert James Waller
Editore: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759521727
Grandezza: 22,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5248
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If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world were so moved by this small, unknown first novel that they made it a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere-and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes On Tennessee S Cumberland Plateau Walks Hikes And Backpacks From The Tennessee River Gorge To The Big South Fork And Throughout The Cumberlands Explorer S 50 Hikes

Autore: Johnny Molloy
Editore: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881509337
Grandezza: 22,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6937
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Experience great hiking in the scenic swath of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville. Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, a wide tableland cut with a dizzying array of deep gorges, is a geological wonderland. It is a place to behold and a place to savor. This new entry in the trusted series details 50 hikes on the plateau, from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area near Kentucky to the fascinating Walls of Jericho astride the Alabama state line; from the thousand-foot gorge cut by the mighty Tennessee River down Chattanooga way to the watery beauty of Virgin Falls by Sparta. It will encourage you to get out and enjoy the treasures of Tennessee’s unspoiled Cumberland Plateau. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make the plateau so special, places like the Great Stone Door, with its sandstone formations and vertical rock walls, and Cumberland Mountain State Park, with its ancient trees and evidence of human history. Also included are comprehensive maps for each hike, scenic photos, and a Hikes-at-a-Glance table that makes choosing your desired hike a breeze.

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey

Autore: Thornton Wilder
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006223272X
Grandezza: 16,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 981
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"On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence, Thornton Wilder begins The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout the world. By chance, a monk witnesses the tragedy. Brother Juniper seeks to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His study leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. The Bridge of San Luis Rey is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition featuring a new foreword by Russell Banks. Tappan Wilder has written an engaging and thought-provoking afterword, which includes unpublished notes for the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, illuminating photographs, and other remarkable documentary material. Granville Hicks's insightful comment about Wilder suggests an inveterate truth: "As a craftsman he is second to none, and there are few who have looked deeper into the human heart."