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American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great ...Show synopsisAmerican civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great bridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of the application of engineering to the building of a transportation system that civilized and settled America, and then supported an industrial revolution and created a world power.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Quarto. Hardcover, quarto, first edition,...Fine in Fine jacket. Quarto. Hardcover, quarto, first edition, 1999, 194 pages, text, b&w photos, illustrations, maps, diagrams, bibliography, index, fine condition in a fine dust jacket, clean copy, no marks, a history of railroad engineering in North America.
Description:Very Good. 0253335590 This item is over sized and may require...Very Good. 0253335590 This item is over sized and may require additional postage to ship. Dust jacket shows some very light edgewear, is otherwise clean and bright. The boards are clean and straight, with light bumping to the corners and the top and bottom of spine. The spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firmly attached to the spine, and free of markings. An attractive copy. First Edition. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to-over 9 3/4 in-12 in tall. Year: 1999.
Description:Fine in near fine jacket. Oversized hardcover. 194 pp. iwth...Fine in near fine jacket. Oversized hardcover. 194 pp. iwth oindex, bibliography. Illustrated with vintage photographs and reproductions. The remarkable, 200-year story of North American railroad engineering highlighting the unique problems and solutions of building railways in America. Although railway engineering began in England, builders on this side of the Atlantic were unsurpassed in thier ability to build railroads over great distances and high mountains, to erect great bridges or to bore tunnels of prodigous lengths. Fine, frest example in bright crisp dust jacket with minor crimping to the top edge.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Folio. Text is clean, previous...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Folio. Text is clean, previous owners name inked out on FFEP. Boards have light wear to edges, half-inch deep scuff to front cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket that has wear along edges and a bit of dust-staining.
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