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by Bill Laws

Free eBook Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History (Fifty Things That Changed the Course of History) download ISBN: 1770851690
Author: Bill Laws
Publisher: Firefly Books; 1st edition (July 25, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Transportation
Size MP3: 1980 mb
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Praise for previous titles in the series: Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History Interesting, affordable and readable. Maps plus more than 200 elegant drawings, photographs and paintings as well as dozens of sidebars highlight the concise, engaging text.

223 pages : 24 cm. "Filled with unusual and unexpected stories and facts, this illustrated survey of the most important historical and contemporary railway lines around the world will captivate a wide audience.

The book organizes the railroads chronologically, considering each according to its greatest impact on social, commercial, political, engineering, and military history.

Bill Laws brings trivia buffs a treasure trove of quirky facts about fifty plants that made a difference in the world. A major failure is that the author didn't convince me that history changed because of these plants-there's often no clear before-and-after picture drawn by the stories

Bill Laws brings trivia buffs a treasure trove of quirky facts about fifty plants that made a difference in the world. It matters not whether you're a gardener or that you simply enjoy learning obscure information - this is a book for the curious sort. Kylee Baumle Horticulture 2011-04-20). A major failure is that the author didn't convince me that history changed because of these plants-there's often no clear before-and-after picture drawn by the stories. It might be there, but the author seems distracted by other facts, quotes, or stories that he lost track of the core message.

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Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, the world's first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, the .

Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, the world's first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, the first transcontinental railroad in North America. Steam in the Scottish Landscape.

Format Hardback 224 pages.

Get free shipping from Target. American Reference Books Annual 2012 The animals described in Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History are familiar, but their roles in human history are easily. American Reference Books Annual 2012. inspired invitation to browsing, with short but informative essays on each of the subjects, rich in illustrations, excerpts and sidebars. The animals described in Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History are familiar, but their roles in human history are easily overlooked. This attractive reference gives us a fresh perspective on our membership in the animal kingdom.

An analogous title might be Fifty Chemical Elements That Changed History. Chockablock with sidebars, faux-antique script, and illustrations that slice into disposable text, this book is meant to be looked at, skimmed, casually thumbed. You wouldn't actually sit and read it the way I did.

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Published by Firefly Books. These,and many other extraordinary facts in FiftyPlants that Changed the Course of History, highlight the dynamic ways inwhich plants have influenced human history

Published by Firefly Books. These,and many other extraordinary facts in FiftyPlants that Changed the Course of History, highlight the dynamic ways inwhich plants have influenced human history. This beautifully designed and illustrated volume provides anengaging guide to the fifty key plants that have had the most impact on humanhistory.

Praise for previous titles in the series: Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History Interesting, affordable and readable.... Offers the reader an opportunity to delve further into each mineral's historical significance in an accessible way. -- Booklist

Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History An original approach that links the biological sciences to the social sciences... students and general readers will find many interesting stories within these pages. -- American Reference Books Annual

The new title in the series, Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History, is a handsome, illustrated survey of the most important historical and contemporary railway lines around the world. Filled with unusual and unexpected stories and facts, it will captivate a wide audience, from the curious browser to researching students.

The book organizes the railroads chronologically, considering each according to its greatest impact on Social, Commercial, Political, Engineering, and Military history. Maps plus more than 200 elegant drawings, photographs and paintings as well as dozens of sidebars highlight the concise, engaging text.

The fifty railroads span history, from the first in public passenger travel (Wales, 1807) to Japan's speed-record breaking "Bullet." Exotic locales reflect the map of colonialism (Guyana to transport sugar, India to carry cotton and arms). Railroads moved troops (the Crimea, the American Civil War, the Boer War) and united vast lands (Canadian Pacific Railway, Trans-Siberian). They transported horror (Auschwitz Ker), saved the Railway Children, and went underground to cross the English Channel.

Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History features rail barons, politicians, disasters, crime, weather, geology, great artists, fraudsters and animals, a dynamic cast of characters and a mind-spinning whirlwind of fact, trivia and conversation starters.

User reviews
Jode
This is a truly informational book. I have an extensive library on trains/railroads/etc., and know a good bit about them, but I have been really excited to find a book that gives me things I did not know. I am enjoying reading it very much.
Honeirsil
This was a gift for my railroad buff spouse, and he thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!
Lost Python
I got this book for my son for Christmas. He finds it very fascinating and interesting. Interesting facts about the railroads.
White_Nigga
Wonderful, beautiful book. Made a perfect gift.
Xwnaydan
I found the title a bit miss leading. This book is set out by years from 1807 to 2007 in a random assortment of railroad trivia. It provides some interesting facts but is tedious. If you were a student in railroad history and were going to be tests on the material it might hold your interest.
I was looking for more organized reference material to do our family history and since it not even indexed by continent it is more time spent rooting than finding. I do have to praise the railroad maps such as the one from LaHarve that i basically stumbled across. It is a text book of railroad history. It does not mention or tell about any of the railroads I ever one or heard about except the B&O. And I lived through more than 50 years of his story telling. I'd love to see it better indexed and and the years set out in decades and places not lecture style. But then maybe that is why he wrote it. It just didn't fit my needs or hold my interest.
Paster
Only if you love trains. Sam
terostr
Got this for my husband for christmas, he love's reading about trains and the places .
He said it was very informative.
Awful railroad book. Poorly chosen but the write-ups are weak, sophomoric. So many great train books, why bother? Try Trains Magazine's Historical Guide to North American Railroads!