The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

Author: James Gustave Speth

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

Bridge Aesthetics Around the World

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Publisher: Transportation Research Board

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 276

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This publication presents the perspectives and insights of the world's present-day authorities on bridge aesthetics and design. Bridge engineers and architects representing 16 nations examine and highlight the aesthetic appearance of existing bridges with the goal of improving tomorrow's bridge design. Supplementing the individual papers is a comprehensive bibliography on bridge aesthetics, containing annotated references to more than 250 books, papers, and articles. There are 245 black-and-white photographs and numerous line drawings plus 24 pages of color plates. Author biographical information is provided and an index of bridges and locations is included. Individual entries into the TRIS data base have been made for the 22 papers and the bibliography.

Young Citizens of the World

Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement

Author: Marilynne Boyle-Baise

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 704

This text takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education - citizenship not only as a noun, but as a verb, something one DOES. Based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose, it lays out a holistic and multicultural three-part process for civic preparation: becoming informed, thinking it through, and taking action. Six outstanding teaching strategies and teaching/learning projects throughout bring this framework life.

Bridge of Dreams

The Rebirth of the Brooklyn Bridge

Author: Burhan Dogançay

Publisher: Hudson Hills

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Category: Architecture

Page: 119

View: 650

Noted Turkish-American artist Burhan Dogencay photographed the heroic ironworkers involved in the restoration of this landmark. With an introduction by noted New York writer Lopate, this suite of magical images is reproduced in rich duotone from the orig

The Bridges of New Jersey

Portraits of Garden State Crossings

Author: Steven M. Richman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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Category: Architecture

Page: 198

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New Jersey is sandwiched between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, with the Raritan, Passaic, and Navesink cutting swaths across it. In spite of the state's relatively small size, over six thousand bridges span its varied landscape. They traverse rivers, streams, railroads, and roadways. Several dozen bridges cut across the Delaware River alone, carrying pedestrian, vehicular, and railroad traffic. Three connect the state to Staten Island. Some are steeped in history, dating back to the colonial era and the Revolutionary war. Others are recognized worldwide for their size or significance in the annals of engineering. In The Bridges of New Jersey, Steven M. Richman provides a rare photographic and poetic journey across sixty of the state's bridges, ranging from impressive suspension spans such as the Ben Franklin and George Washington Bridges, to the small wrought iron and stone bridges that are cherished by local citizens. The book provides a rich diversity of stories that place the bridges in the context of New Jersey history and culture. Richman also explores the contribution New Jersey bridges have made to engineering-some of the most prominent engineers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries either lived or established businesses in the Garden State or designed its bridges. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy photographs, this book is much more than a documentary survey. It is a visual portrait that beautifully captures the metaphoric significance and aesthetic pleasures of New Jersey's bridges, and indeed all bridges. Perhaps more than any other structure built by humans, bridges typify progress and they give us a sense of connectedness. The Bridges of New Jersey provides a compelling visual demonstration of these symbolic functions, as well as their practical purposes and engineering accomplishments.

Bridge of Time

Author: Lewis Buzbee

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 592

Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee have a lot more in common besides their names. On the eve of their class trip, they each learn their parents are getting divorced. Ugh. The class trip is a dud, so Lee and Joan steal away to talk. What follows is an afternoon nap in a lighthouse, walking up to find the Golden Gate Bridge gone--gone!--and meeting a young man named Sam Clemens, who is on the run from a mysterious stranger. Lee and Joan wonder: Where are they? What year is it? Why don't their cell phones work? How will they get back? Do they even want to? Will life ever be the same?