Some economic historians attribute the growth and prosperity of the city of New York to the successful completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Others disagree, citing the importance of the “Cotton Triangle” whereby the Port became the financial and trade intermediary between the producers of “King Cotton” in America’s Southland and the rapidly growing textile industry of England. This thesis examines the publicly initiated role of entrepreneur assumed by the citizens of New York state through their legislature and personified by their Governor DeWitt Clinton. It also considers the facts and statistics that champion the school of thought which held “Old Erie” superior to “King Cotton” in assessing the importance of events leading to New York’s ascendency. As the reader navigates the Canal packet boat, his/her way along the waterway avoiding the hazards occasionally encountered, the author, acting as boatswain, cautions “Low Bridge Ahead.”
In the near future, every entrepreneur will want a coach who can deal with subconscious blocks to creating wealth. Many readers’ clients are probably already reading Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles and Gay Hendricks, and eager to know how and why they’re blocking money, and what to do about it. Readers can forget about months of mindset work and journaling exercises to figure out why their clients aren’t making more money. It can now be done in minutes. Wealthology is their essential manual for smashing their clients’ money blocks. The Wealthology® system allows readers to quickly identify how their client relates to money - their Wealthology Profile - and the exact places to find their money blocks - the Wealthology Themes. Readers can cross reference their client's profile with each money block theme and have a complete guide to how, why and where they're blocking money, and what to do about it. They know their clients have the potential to be superheroes. They just need someone to eliminate their kryptonite. That’s what The Science of Smashing Money Blocks is all about.
From the trenches of World War One to the vastness of space we meet: relentless pursuers that feed on fear; omens of impending doom and true love that goes beyond the grave. When realms collide there is no certainty of what is to come...
The Epic Story of the Building of America, from the Taming of the Mississippi to the Invention of the Internet
Author: James Tobin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Since the earliest days of the republic, great engineering projects have shaped American landscapes and expressed American dreams. The ambition to build lies as close to the nation's heart as the belief in liberty. We live in a built civilization, connected one to another in an enormous web of technology. Yet we have all too often overlooked the role of engineers and builders in American history. With glorious photographs and epic narrative sweep, Great Projects at last gives their story the prominence it deserves. Each of the eight projects featured in this masterful narrative was a milestone in its own right: the flood-control works of the lower Mississippi, Hoover Dam, Edison's lighting system, the spread of electricity across the nation, the great Croton Aqueduct, the bridges of New York City, Boston's revamped street system, known as the Big Dig, and the ever-evolving communica- tions network called the Internet. Each project arose from a heroic vision. Each encountered obstacles. Each reveals a tale of genius and perseverance. James Tobin, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, explains the four essential tasks of the engineer: to protect people from the destructive force of water while harnessing it for the enormous good it can do; to provide people with electricity, the motive force of modern life; to make great cities habitable and vital; and to create the pathways that connect place to place and person to person. Tobin focuses on the indi- viduals behind our greatest structures of earth and concrete and steel: James Buchanan Eads, who walked on the floor of the Mississippi to learn the river's secrets; Arthur Powell Davis and Frank Crowe, who imagined a dam that could transform the West; Thomas Edison, who envisioned a new way to light the world; Samuel Insull, the organizational mastermind of the electrical revolution; the long-forgotten John Bloomfield Jervis, who assured New York's future with the gift of clean water; Othmar Ammann, the modest Swiss-American who fought his mentor to become the first engineer to bridge the lower Hudson River; Fred Salvucci, the antihighway rebel who transformed the face of Boston; and J.C.R. Licklider, the obscure scientist who first imagined the Internet. Here, too, are the workers who scorned hardship to turn the engineers' dreams into reality, deep underground and high in the sky, through cold and heat and danger. In Great Projects -- soon to be a major PBS television series by the Emmy Award-winning Great Projects Film Company -- we share their dreams and witness their struggles; we watch them create the modern world we walk through each day -- the "city upon a hill" that became our America.
With Select Lists of the Merchants & Traders of London, and the Principal Commercial and Manufacturing Towns of England; and a Variety of Other Commercial Information: Also a Copious List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Yorkshire
Illustrated folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and other picture books with a strong musical basis are used in this teacher resource to provide a springboard for learning about music and developing music appreciation. The books covered offer a rich diversity of text and graphic styles and are generally available thorugh school and public library collections. Titles include Possum Comes a-Knockin', All Join In, There's a Hole in the Bucket, Ragtime Tumpie, Berlioz, the Bear, and Follow the Drinking Gourd.