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Washington Roebling's Father

Washington Roebling's Father Author : Washington Augustus Roebling
Release : 2009
Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN : 9780784409480
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Biography of John Roebling as written by his son, Washington, and annotated by Donald Sayenga. Includes drawings, photographs, extensive appendices, and references. (lg).

Washington Roebling's Father

Washington Roebling's Father Author : Washington Roebling
Release : 2009-01-01
Publisher : ASCE Publications
ISBN : 0784472084
File Size : 84.21 MB
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Even among legendary engineers, the Roebling family stands out. The brilliant and irascible patriarch John A. Roebling achieved renown as a canal engineer, bridge designer, and innovator of wire rope?a technology that makes possible modern suspension bridges, high-rise elevators, construction cranes, and cable cars. All four of John's sons inherited the family business, but only the eldest?the reserved, thoughtful Washington?staked an independent claim to fame, most notably for his work on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Between 1893 and 1907, Washington Roebling wrote about his father's life, character, career, and achievements with candor and intimate family details. Part biography, part memoir, Washington Roebling's Father makes available for the first time the text of this remarkable manuscript. Donald Sayenga, an internationally recognized authority on the history of wire rope, has pain?stakingly transcribed the original manuscript and tracked down annotations for hundreds of people, places, events, and technologies. Washington Roebling's Father: A Memoir of John A. Roebling is both an accurate and complete biography of John and a frank narrative of Washington 's memories and inner life. As a rare glimpse into the genius and failings of two towering figures, this book is a must-read for civil engineers, bridge enthusiasts, and industrial historians.

In the Shadow of Genius

In the Shadow of Genius Author :
Release : 2018-11-20
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
ISBN : 0823281051
File Size : 79.5 MB
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Named a Gift Book for the Discerning New Yorker by The New York Times In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author Barbara Mensch. The author combines her striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her experiences living alongside the bridge for more than 30 years, and then by tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built it: John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. Many of Mensch’s photographs were inspired by her visits to the Roebling archives housed at Rutgers University, where she pieced together through notebooks, diaries, letters, and drawings the seminal locations and events that affected their lives. Following in their footsteps, Mensch traveled to Mühlhausen, Germany, the birthplace of John Roebling; to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, where Roebling established a utopian community in 1831; to Roebling aqueducts and bridges in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York; and to the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Washington Roebling, the son of the famous engineer, valiantly served as a Union soldier. The book begins and ends with Mensch’s unique photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge, including never-before-seen images captured deep within the structure. The book creatively fuses contemporary photography with the historical record, giving the reader a new perspective on contemplating the masterwork. Fernanda Perrone, Curator of Special Collections and the Roebling Family Archive at Rutgers University, has contributed a Foreword.

Who Built That

Who Built That Author : Michelle Malkin
Release : 2015-05-19
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1476784957
File Size : 59.43 MB
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Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. Call them America’s “tinkerpreneurs”—unsung innovators who commercialized their “little” ideas to create products, companies, wealth, and opportunities that thrive today. Tireless, self-made, and largely self-taught, they raised our standard of living with the creation of items we daily take for granted, from razors to bottle caps, flashlights to bridge cables. This entertaining and enlightening treasury is, in part, Michelle Malkin’s response to President Obama’s infamous assertion that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” She examines how factors such as profit motive, intellectual property rights, patriotism, faith, family, and an unwavering belief in American exceptionalism set the stage for the creation of toilet paper, glass bottles, the hydroelectric power plant, and more. Demonized by the left as greedy villains and selfish barons, these visionaries have nurtured job-creating powerhouses used today by “progressive” propagandists who can’t comprehend how much comfort and convenience they enjoy as a result of the ingenious contributions by these original American dreamers. Are they rich? You bet. They earned their private rewards for the public good. Find out Who Built That—and the next time you turn on your air conditioner, say thank you.

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering Author : Khaled Mahmoud
Release : 2011-08-26
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 0203181891
File Size : 53.20 MB
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Due to significant economic growth in the last few decades, increasing traffic loads impose tremendous demand on bridge structures. This, coupled with ongoing deterioration of bridges, introduces a unique challenge to bridge engineers in maintaining service of these infrastructure assets without disruption to vital economic and social act

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer Author : Erica Wagner
Release : 2017-06-01
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1408837757
File Size : 79.49 MB
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A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017 His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often forgotten. The Chief Engineer is a brilliant examination of the life of one of America's most distinguished engineers. Roebling's experience as an engineer building bridges in the Union Army during the civil War has never before been documented, and played a central role in the bridge that links Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen dramatic years to complete, and the personal story that lay behind that construction is told here for the first time. The Chief Engineer is an engaging portrait of a brilliant and driven man, and of the era in which he lived. Meticulously researched, and written with revealing archival material only recently uncovered, including Washington Roebling's own memoir that was previously thought to be lost to history, in The Chief Engineer Erica Wagner relates the fascinating history of the bridge and its maker.

Jacob’s Bridge

Jacob’s Bridge Author : Barbara Sousa
Release : 2012-04-24
Publisher : Abbott Press
ISBN : 9781458202918
File Size : 41.65 MB
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In the year 1868, in Brooklyn, young Jacob Knickerbocker is torn between two loves—his wife Nelly and building a bridge across a treacherous river. Employed as Scribe to a famous bridge builder, he has no idea that his journey through hell is about to begin. Jacob is thrust into a world of steam-powered engines and political corruption. After quicksand is found under the river bed, he takes it upon himself to study caisson’s disease as men descend nearly sixty feet beneath the surface. Despite the horrors of work, Jacob and Nelly are thrilled when she becomes pregnant. But Nelly and her newborn son die horribly in childbirth. Grief-stricken, Jacob creates an imaginary world, writing to his deceased wife in a secret journal. Drinking laudanum (opium), disillusioned and dissolute, he walks the streets of New York and disappears. Will the disheartened Scribe return to his Brooklyn Bridge? How will his monumental endeavor find footing in those wild and turbulent waters?

Trenton

Trenton Author : Cathleen Crown
Release : 2000-03
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN : 9780738537764
File Size : 25.63 MB
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The story of Trenton begins in 1678, when 20 Quakers left Yorkshire, England to travel to America. They wintered in the fort at Burlington, New Jersey, and, in the spring of 1679, set sail for the lands they had purchased at the head of the navigable waters of the De La Warr River. Approaching rocky outcroppings in a sharp bend of the river, they stopped and began to build the village that would become the capital city of New Jersey. Trenton traces the city from these beginnings to more recent times, and just about everything in between, concentrating on the era of photography: from 1850 to 1960. The authors have masterfully compiled this volume, which blends images of the places and people that make Trenton so unique, with the stories of the important, timely events that helped to shape the history of Trenton.

Structures

Structures Author : Jacqueline A. Ball
Release : 2002-12-02
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN : 9780836833645
File Size : 52.60 MB
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An overview of how challenges to design and construction have been overcome throughout history to make it possible to build structures that can stand up to natural forces.

David McCullough Library E-book Box Set

David McCullough Library E-book Box Set Author : David McCullough
Release : 2011-05-24
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1451658257
File Size : 55.34 MB
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Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

Spanning the Industrial Age

Spanning the Industrial Age Author : Clifford W. Zink
Release : 1992
Publisher :
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History of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company. Includes photographs, drawings and a bibliography. (lg).

The Who, the What, and the When

The Who, the What, and the When Author : Jenny Volvovski
Release : 2014-10-14
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 1452137234
File Size : 90.11 MB
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In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How, this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian and illustrated by a top indie artist, making The Who, the What, and the When a treasure trove of word and image for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone who rejoices in unexpected discovery.

The Bridges of New York

The Bridges of New York Author : Sharon Reier
Release : 2012-06-14
Publisher : Courier Corporation
ISBN : 0486137058
File Size : 42.49 MB
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Stirring text-and-picture tribute to over 75 New York City bridges — among them the Brooklyn Bridge, Throgs Neck, Verrazano Narrows, Whitestone, George Washington, and other splendid structures.

Blueprints

Blueprints Author : Virginia A. Arnold
Release : 1989
Publisher :
ISBN :
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New York in the 1930s with La Guardia

New York in the 1930s with La Guardia Author : Cristiana Leoni
Release : 2009
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
ISBN : 9780761443360
File Size : 88.75 MB
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Young readers are taken back in time to New York in the 1930s.

University

University Author :
Release : 1972
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 78.85 MB
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Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly Author :
Release : 1972
Publisher : princeton alumni weekly
ISBN :
File Size : 30.98 MB
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Reading Comprehension, Grade 6

Reading Comprehension, Grade 6 Author :
Release : 2015-03-16
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN : 1483825132
File Size : 71.85 MB
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Reading Comprehension for grade 6 is designed to aid in the review and practice of reading comprehension skills. Grade 6 covers standards such as main topic and key details, identifying an author's purpose, summarizing, inferring, and vocabulary practice. The book includes engaging nonfiction and fiction passages and stories to appeal to all readers. The 100+ Series Reading Comprehension books span grades 1 to 8. The activities in each book reinforce essential reading comprehension skills by providing practice with sequencing, main idea, predicting, and inferring, as well as story elements, character, plot, and setting. The books include engaging grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction passages and stories. Each book has 128 pages and 100 pages (or more) of reproducible content to help students review and reinforce essential skills in reading comprehension. The series is correlated and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Reading Comprehension, Grade 6

Reading Comprehension, Grade 6 Author : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Release : 2015-03-16
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN : 1483815641
File Size : 41.16 MB
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Reading Comprehension for grade 6 is designed to aid in the review and practice of reading comprehension skills. Grade 6 covers standards such as main topic and key details, identifying an author's purpose, summarizing, inferring, and vocabulary practice. The book includes engaging nonfiction and fiction passages and stories to appeal to all readers. The 100+ Series Reading Comprehension books span grades 1 to 8. The activities in each book reinforce essential reading comprehension skills by providing practice with sequencing, main idea, predicting, and inferring, as well as story elements, character, plot, and setting. The books include engaging grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction passages and stories. Each book has 128 pages and 100 pages (or more) of reproducible content to help students review and reinforce essential skills in reading comprehension. The series is correlated and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Engineering News-record

Engineering News-record Author :
Release : 1926-07
Publisher :
ISBN :
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