The Bulldozer in the Countryside

Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Author: Adam Rome

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521804905

Category: History

Page: 299

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Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development.

Little Bulldozer

Author: Beverley Randell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869555733

Category: Beginner reader

Page: 16

View: 8913

The Little Bulldozer wants to help everybody but the Big Truck and the Fire Engine don't want his help becuase they think he is too small.


Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

Author: Francesca Russello Ammon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300220545

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 7550

Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space for new suburban tract housing, an ambitious system of interstate highways, and extensive urban renewal development, wrecking companies demolished buildings while earthmoving contractors leveled land at an unprecedented pace and scale. In this pioneering history, Francesca Russello Ammon explores how postwar America came to equate this destruction with progress. The bulldozer functioned as both the means and the metaphor for this work. As the machine transformed from a wartime weapon into an instrument of postwar planning, it helped realize a landscape-altering “culture of clearance.” In the hands of the military, planners, politicians, engineers, construction workers, and even children’s book authors, the bulldozer became an American icon. Yet social and environmental injustices emerged as clearance projects continued unabated. This awareness spurred environmental, preservationist, and citizen participation efforts that have helped to slow, though not entirely stop, the momentum of the postwar bulldozer.

B Is for Bulldozer

A Construction ABC

Author: June Sobel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152057749

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As children watch over the course of a year, builders construct a rollercoaster using tools and materials that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

My Italian Bulldozer

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349142300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3963

'While My Italian Bulldozer certainly advocates a kind, considerate, some might even say old-fashioned approach to resolving affairs of the heart, it also succeeds in subtly, almost imperceptibly ripping up the traditional rules of the romantic comedy and creating something refreshingly original' Scotsman When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Bulldozer Revolutions

A Rural History of the Metropolitan South

Author: Andrew C. Baker

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820354155

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 3765

By examining the metropolitan fringes of Houston in Montgomery County, Texas, and Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County, Virginia, this book combines rural, environmental, and agricultural history to disrupt our view of the southern metropolis. Andrew C. Baker examines the local boosters, gentlemen farmers, historical preservationists, and nature-seeking suburbanites who abandoned the city to live in the metropolitan countryside during the twentieth century. These property owners formed the vanguard of the antigrowth movement that has defined metropolitan fringe politics across the nation. In the rural South, subdivisions, reservoirs, homesteads, and historical villages each obscured the troubling legacies of racism and rural poverty and celebrated a refashioned landscape. That landscape’s historical and environmental “authenticity” served as a foil to the alienation and ugliness of suburbia. Using a source base that includes the records of preservation organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as oral histories, Baker explores the distinct roots of the environmental politics and the shifting relationship between city and country within these metropolitan fringe regions.


Author: Jean Eick

Publisher: ABDO & Daughters

ISBN: 9781562397296

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3603

Introduces bulldozers, including their working parts, uses, fun facts, and the inside of a bulldozer's cab.

Little Bulldozer Helps Again

Author: Annette Smith

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781869559212

Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

Page: 16

View: 6939

Big Truck does not want help from Little Bulldozer because he is too small. But now Big Truck is stuck in the mud.

I'm a Bulldozer

Author: Dennis Shealy

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0553496840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1990

Truck-loving preschoolers will love this charming, busy bulldozer hero! “Push” McCallahan is a hardworking bulldozer who’s on the construction site before the other big work machines have had their first cup of morning diesel. After he’s finished moving dirt and rock, it’s off to build a road, help fight fires, and pull up some tree stumps at the farm! It’s all in a day’s work for this tough-but-lovable earthmover, brought to life by popular Little Golden Book illustrator Bob Staake.

The Bulldozer and the Big Tent

Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideals

Author: Todd Gitlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471748536

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 4540

"This book, by one of America's most intelligent and decent political writers, tells liberals how the conservative movement rose and fell, and how they could emulate its successes while avoiding its failures." --George Packer, author of Blood of the Liberals and The Assassins' Gate "No one is better than Todd Gitlin at describing the crucial dynamic through which movements gain or lose political power. Justly celebrated for his seminal work on such dynamics during the 1960s, Gitlin now explains everything that's happened since, with passion and wisdom--and happily, because of Bushism's collapse, legitimate optimism about the future." --Michael Tomasky, Editor, Guardian America "An impassioned yet realistic plea for Democrats and liberals to become more serious about politics. They would do well to follow his advice." --Alan Wolfe, Director, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College "A brilliant and indispensable book. Gitlin convincingly urges liberals to take seriously the greater difficulty the Democrats have forging cohesion among identity-based groups over the Republicans persuading the less diverse Republican base to bury disagreements in the drive for victory. Gitlin argues that Democrats will have to bite the bullet and unite under a big tent. It's a hard lesson for ardent newcomers to the movement to swallow. Gitlin is dead right." --Thomas B. Edsall, Special Correspondent, The New Republic "This is an indispensable book by one of our most gifted public intellectuals. Todd Gitlin explains--with splendid scholarship, reporting, and wit--how the Bush machine debased our political life and how progressives, in all their variety, are struggling to build a new majority. It is the best guide we have to America's recent past and its possible future." --Michael Kazin, author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan and Professor of History, Georgetown University

I Drive a Bulldozer

Author: Sarah Bridges

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404818576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8331

Explains what happens when driving a bulldozer.

What Does It Do? Bulldozer

Author: Gaetano Capici

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1610800079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9765

Bulldozers are huge, loud, and powerful. Readers will learn all about the different parts of these mighty machines. They will also learn how operators use these tools to help clear paths, move heavy objects, and build new roads.

Bulldozers in Fire Management

Current Designs and Uses

Author: Robert W. Steele,Richard J. Barney

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bulldozers

Page: 4

View: 1631

Before the Bulldozer

The Nambiquara Indians and the World Bank

Author: David Price

Publisher: Seven Locks Pr

ISBN: 9780932020925

Category: Indians of South America

Page: 212

View: 7299


Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823960255

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7361

Describes in simple terms how bulldozers work, and what jobs they are used for.

Bobby the Bulldozer

Author: Gill Guile

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743003053

Category: Bulldozers

Page: N.A

View: 4964

These charming chubby books are small enough for tiny hands but tough enough to take a beating! Lively and colourful characters will keep readers entertained. The series highlights cooperation as the main characters help their friends, whether it's digging a flower bed or making a pond!

The Triangle Murders

Author: Jack Z. Kone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595478174

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7265

A rash of opened graves begins to appear across three towns in the peaceful West African country of Sub-Sahara. Simultaneously, people are being found bludgeoned, bruised and weak. The local police investigations had failed to turn up any useful leads-hindered largely by local traditions, and corruption. The Federal Intelligence Agency (FIA) was finally called in to assist. Leading their efforts is a special agent named Ben Omara, also known as BO. He was trained in New York City, and considered one of the best investigators in the FIA. Part of the story's backdrop is an eerie abandoned farm, considered by local residents to be haunted by evil spirits. It is the disappearance of a twelve-year-old boy named Usman Cone, into the farm that provides the key to the mystery.

The Ant and the Bulldozer

Author: Nabil Ezz El-Deen,Sue Mohamed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194400237

Category: Ants

Page: 22

View: 8741

Motivating four-level course for young learners that integrates reading, grammar, writing. Bright Star Readers provide extensive reading, graded by level, and supported by illustrations. Questions at the end of each book develop language skills.


Author: Stephen Warren Meader

Publisher: Southern Skies Publishing

ISBN: 9781931177030


Page: 239

View: 7326