Pop's Bridge

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152047733

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3033

Robert and his friend Charlie are proud of their fathers, who are working on the construction of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing

Author: April Jones Prince

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061844887X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9931

Upon completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, P.T. Barnum and his twenty-one elephants parade across to prove to everyone that the bridge is safe.

Take it to the Bridge

Dundee's Rock and Pop History

Author: Lorraine Wilson

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845026403

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4438

From the early days of pop when The Beatles shook the Caird Hall, to the current day when local heroes The View shake that same hall, Dundee has had a rich and passionate connection with music. This book takes us on a journey from the heyday of the dancehalls through to today's diverse music scene. Dundee's musical history is littered with famous names including the Average White Band, Billy Mackenzie and the Associates, Danny Wilson, Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue and Michael Marra. This book covers that and much more, including local heroes such as St. Andrew and Dougie Martin - figures who are respected beyond the city limits. It looks at the rich jazz and folk scenes as well as the record stores, venues and figures that have made the music scene in the city so vibrant. Through their own words we see behind the scenes and share the stories that made Dundee music great fun.

Na Drini ćuprija

Author: Ivo Andríc

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226020457

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 2368

Portrays the dramatic lives of the people living in a small town near a huge stone bridge in the Balkans

Bridges and Tunnels

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Author: Donna Latham

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936749556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3247

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements. Activities and projects encourage children to learn about the engineering process and to embrace trial and error.

Einstein's Bridge

Author: John Cramer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380788314

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2591

In a new twenty-first century Earth, the planet's top scientists discover a way to connect our world with alternate universes and inadvertently pave the way for a hostile, life-annihilating entity. Reprint.

The Boy on the Bridge

Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316300314

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9078

From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

Bridges

Amazing Structures to Design, Build and Test

Author: Carol A. Johmann,Elizabeth J. Rieth

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442018877

Category: Bridges

Page: 96

View: 375

Describes different kinds of bridges, their history, design, construction, and effects on populations, environmental dilemmas, safety, and more, while giving readers a chance to design a bridge based on these factors. Original.

A Book of Bridges

Here To There and Me To You

Author: Cheryl Keely

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1634724054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9303

Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape, and they come in all forms. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all in sweet, bouncing text with expository sidebars. But while bridges can be quite grand, this reminds us that their main purpose is bringing people together. This is perfect for budding architects, as well as readers who can relate to having loved ones who live far away.

Tile Your World

John Bridge's New Tile Setting Book

Author: John P. Bridge

Publisher: Mistflower Press

ISBN: 9780974275437

Category: Tile laying

Page: 230

View: 5375

Comprehensive instructions on setting ceramic and stone tiles. For do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike. Over 300 illustrations - 277 b & w photos and 24 line drawings. 24 full color insert pages, contents, appendices and index.

The Futilitarians

Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

Author: Anne Gisleson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316393894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 8114

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York Times "Gisleson writes with wit, warmth, and a spiritual devotion to books...Her search for purpose and connection amid chaos and loss permeates even the most heart-wrenching moments of The Futilitarians--and it's what turns the book from a meditation on reading to a celebration of being." --Jason Heller, NPR Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and watched cancer take the life of her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her early thirties. "How do we keep moving forward," Anne asks, "amid all this loss and threat?" The answer: "We do it together." While forging their happiness, Anne and Brad found that their friends had been suffering their own crises: loved ones gone, rocky marriages, jobs lost or gained. Together they formed what they called the Existential Crisis Reading Group, jokingly dubbed "the Futilitarians." From Epicurus to Tolstoy, from Cheever to Amis, they read and talked about the questions that dogged them most. In the year after her father's death, these living-room gatherings in post-Katrina New Orleans helped Anne blaze a trail out of her well-worn grief and finally share the untold story of her family. Written with wisdom, soul, and a playful sense of humor, The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully.

Fly Away Home

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395559628

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 376

A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom. "A first-rate picture book that deserves a place in all collections. Sure to spark discussion." -- School Library Journal, starred review

The Invisible Bridge

The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Author: Rick Perlstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476782423

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 3944

The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.

Shots on the Bridge

Author: Ronnie Greene

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807006556

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 256

View: 4890

"A gripping tale of police brutality, investigating the cover-up of a deadly NOLA cops' shooting of six unarmed civilians, published on the tenth anniversary of Katrina. Six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department officers opened fire on residents crossing the Danziger Bridge. When the shooting stopped, a mentally challenged man and a seventeen-year-old boy were dead, riddled with gunshot wounds. A mother's arm was shot off, her daughter's stomach gouged with a bullet hole, and her husband's head pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. All six of the victims, along with two others arrested at the scene, were black and unarmed. Before the blood dried, the shooters and their supervisors had hatched a cover-up. They would plant a gun, invent witnesses, and charge two of their victims with attempted murder. The NOPD hailed all the shooters on the bridge as heroes. Shots on the Bridge explores one of the most dramatic cases of injustice in the last decade. It reveals the fear that gripped the police of a city fallen into anarchy, the circumstances that led desperate survivors to go to the bridge, and the horror that erupted with the gunfire. It dissects the cover-up that nearly buried the truth and the legal maze that, a decade later, leaves the victims still searching for justice"--

The Sign Painter

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547345917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9719

In his Caldecott acceptance speech for GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, Allen Say told of his difficulty in separating his dreams from reality. For him this separation was not as important as finding a meaning behind the contradictions and choices we all must make in life and their consequences. Early one morning a boy comes into town, hungry, and looking for work. He meets a sign painter who takes him on as a helper. The boy yearns to be a painter. The man offers him security. The two are commissioned to paint a series of billboards in the desert. Each billboard has one word, Arrowstar. They do not know its meaning. As they are about to paint the last sign, the boy looks up and sees in the distance a magnificent structure. Is it real? They go to find out. Through a simple text and extraordinary paintings, the reader learns of the temptation of safe choices and the uncertainties of following a personal dream. Here Allen Say tells a haunting and provocative story of dreams and choices for readers of all ages.

Idoru

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425190456

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 8668

In twenty-first century Tokyo, Rez, one of the world's biggest rock stars, prepares to marry Rei Toe, Japan's biggest media star, who is known as the Idoru and who exists only in virtual reality. Reprint.

The Brooklyn Bridge

A Wonders of the World Book

Author: Elizabeth Mann,Alan Witschonke

Publisher: Mikaya Press

ISBN: 0965049302

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 1782

Describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, from its conception by John Roebling in 1852 through, after many setbacks, its final completion under the direction of his son, Washington, in 1883.

The Wednesday Surprise

Author: Eve Bunting,Donald Carrick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395547762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1327

On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.

Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061975168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1104

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief. Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and has become a touchstone of children’s literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson’s other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.

Carnet de Voyage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

ISBN: 9781891830600

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 5332

Craig Thompson - the award-winning creator of Blankets and Good-Bye, Chunky Rice - spent three months travelling through Barcelona, the Alps, and France, as well as Morocco, where he was researching his next graphic novel, Habibi. Spontaneous sketches and a travelogue diary document his adventures and quiet moments, creating a raw and intimate portrait of countries, culture and the wandering artist.