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Author: David Brodsly
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: essay, appreciative, freeway
Number of Pages: 178
Published: 1981-12-02
ISBN-10: 0520040686
ISBN-13: 9780520040687

Traces the history of the Los Angeles Freeway, looks at the effect it has had on the community, and considers the modern parkway as a unique environment

Author: David Brodsly
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: essay, appreciative, freeway
Number of Pages: 178
Published: 1981-01-01
ISBN-10: 0520045467
ISBN-13: 9780520045460

Author: George W. Housner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: loma, prieta, earthquake, inquiry, board, time, governor, competing
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 1998-05-01
ISBN-10: 0788149350
ISBN-13: 9780788149351

Contents: the earthquake零 impact on transportation systems; findings (seismology and ground motion; transportation structures; Caltrans seismic design practices; retrofit program; other types of structures); recommendations to improve California零 earthquake safety; seismology and ground motion; seismic design codes in California; the California bridge seismic retrofit program; San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge span failure; the Cypress Viaduct collapse; San Francisco freeway viaducts; repair and upgrade of the San Francisco freeway viaducts. Extensive annotated bibliography.

Author: Donald James Parker
Publisher: Donald James Parker
Keywords: interstate, angels
Number of Pages: 201
Published: 2008-09-24
ISBN-10: 0615242928
ISBN-13: 9780615242927

Tex Harris has just turned 70 and been put out to pasture by his employer. The curtain seems to be falling on his life. Before the obese soprano can vocalize the final notes, Tex discovers there is more to living than a career. After rescuing a damsel in distress on the freeway, he decides the role of hero fits him as well as the white Stetson he always wears. He organizes a group of senior citizens to patrol the highway to help those in need. His quest brings him into contact with Lizzy, an attractive widow who captures his heart. Unfortunately, she also wins the affection of Tex 's best frie

Author: Erik Slotboom
Publisher: O.F. Slotboom
Keywords: journey, visual, historical, freeways, houston
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2003-09-01
ISBN-10: 0974160539
ISBN-13: 9780974160535

Customer Reviews:Showing reviews 1-5 of 61 2 Next » Even a non-technical person will like it   July 5, 2004Robert Winland (Missouri City, TX)I’m a roadgeek and figured I would like Erik’s book. But it greatly exceeded my expectations. It is well organized, full of detail, and has terrific photography. The history of how roads came to be what they are adds an interesting dimension. Erik even discusses facets of road construction which I had never considered, such as lighting. Overall, what could have been a dry subject is coverered in a fascinating manner. The ultimate Houston (and road

Author: Charles Siegel
Publisher: Preservation Institute
Keywords: living, simple, politics
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 0978872827
ISBN-13: 9780978872823

This book calls for a new politics of simple living, and it describes specific policies, such as: Work-Time Choice: Today, most people have no choice but to take full-time jobs, because most part-time jobs have lower hourly pay and no benefits. We need policies that let us choose part-time work, so people have the option of consuming less and having more free time. Neighborhood Choice: Since World War II, federal freeway policies and local zoning laws forced most American cities to be rebuilt as low-density sprawl where people cannot leave their houses without driving. We need to build walkabl

Authors: Rose L. Martin,  Loyd Wright,
Publisher: Heritage Foundatio
Keywords: socialism, road, freeway, fabian
Number of Pages: 566
Published: 1966-01-01
eBookDB-ID: B00005VUVG

Both prophetic and illuminating, Fabian Freeway documents the rise and progress of socialism in Britain and the United States and tells the story of the many early triumphs of the philosophy of socialist incrementalism known as Fabian Socialism. Part political history, part intellectual history, Rose Martin’s Fabian Freeway traces the influence of the British Fabian Society in promoting socialism in Britain, beginning in the 1880s. The group favored gradual progress toward socialism rather than violent revolution; and it proved to be a major force in promoting Britis
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