Road Builders

Author: B. G. Hennessy

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613005043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 2528

Shows the many kinds of trucks needed to build a road, including cement mixers, dump trucks, bulldozers, front loaders, cranes, backhoes, graders, rollers, and stripers.

Road Builders

Author: David Armentrout,Patricia Armentrout

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781559161367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6175

Offers readers a glimpse at the men and machines involved in the construction of a road

The Road Builders

Author: Samuel Merwin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507590683

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 2365

"[...] Young Van fell to dreaming. He thought that the doors suddenly swung in, and that Purple Finn himself entered the room. The noise seemed, at the instant, to die down; the barkeeper paused and gazed; the card-players turned and sat motionless in their chairs. Finn, thought Young Van, nodded in a general way, and laughed, and his laugh had no humor in it. He walked toward the bar, but halfway his roving eye rested on the placard, and he stood motionless. The[...]".

The Road Builder

Author: Nicholas Hershenow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202982

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4052

Set against the lush background of rural Africa, this luminous and wise novel follows a young couple as they they confront a world of myth, belief, and mysteries. Will and Kate Haslin have barely begun their relationship when they journey to Central Africa, hoping to chase down family secrets. Kate's willful and distant Uncle Pers is dying, and she sees one last chance to uncover his shadowy past. and After reaching Ngemba with only the most vague idea about what life in Africa requiresnd with a concrete goal: to uncover the shadowy past of Kate's willful-and dying-Uncle Pers. After reaching Ngemba with only vague ideas about what life in Africa requires, the young Americans must reshape themselves inside a culture without expectation. And when they learn that Uncle Pers may be The Road Builder, a mysterious figure with a colonial connection, the dangers they face turn personal. In the tense and hazy village, history merges with myth, fable, and even gossip to create unusual new truths. It's an isolated world of realists and visionaries, and will test every belief that Kate and Will hold dear. With the seductive prose of a gifted storyteller, The Road Builder weaves sophisticated questions about the nature of truth into an epic yet personal story about romance and exploration.

Highway Builders

Author: Georgie Adams,Peter Gregory

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781550377088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3867

Gives detailed descriptions, facts, and explanations on the purpose of the various vehicles and equipment used in the construction of modern highways and roadways.

Monster Road Builders

Author: Angela Royston,Graham Thompson

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780812061260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

View: 2788

Text and illustrations introduce various large machines used to build roads, such as bulldozers, backhoes, pavers, and graders.

Beware the Roadbuilders

Literature As Resistance

Author: Thomas L P

Publisher: Language and Social Policy

ISBN: 9781942146070

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 9089

Beware the Roadbuilders: Literature as Resistance was born out of blogging as an act of social justice. Over a period of about two years, many posts built the case against market-based education reform and for a critical re-imagining of public education. This book presents a coordinated series of essays based on that work, using a wide range of written and visual texts to call for the universal public education we have failed to achieve. The central image and warning of the book-"beware the roadbuilders"-is drawn from Alice Walker's The Color Purple. The book presents a compelling argument that billionaires, politicians, and self-professed education reformers are doing more harm than good-despite their public messages. The public and our students are being crushed beneath their reforms. In the wake of Ferguson and the growing list of sacrificed young black men-Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner-the essays in this book gain an even wider resonance, seeking to examine both the larger world of inequity as well as the continued failure of educational inequity. While each chapter stands as a separate reading, the book as a whole produces a cohesive theme and argument about the power of critical literacy to read and re-read the world, and to write and re-rewrite the world (Paulo Freire). Supporting that larger message are several key ideas and questions: What are the confrontational texts we should be inviting students to read, that anyone should read? Instead of reducing texts to the narrow expectations of New Criticism or "close reading," how do we expand those texts into how they inform living in a free society and engaging in activism? How do traditional assumptions about what texts matter and what texts reveal support the status quo of power? And how can texts of all types assist in the ongoing pursuit of equity among free people?

Knowledge Unbound

Selected Writings on Open Access, 2002--2011

Author: Peter Suber,Robert Darnton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029901

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 9602

Influential writings make the case for open access to research, explore its implications, and document the early struggles and successes of the open access movement.

Keeping Ontario Moving

The History of Roads and Road Building in Ontario

Author: Robert Bradford

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459724127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 6415

A comprehensive history of roads and road-building in Ontario. In this beautifully illustrated book, virtually every facet of the road building industry in Ontario is discussed, from labour relations to safety, politics, and financing. Follow the history of road-building technology from the first crude trails hacked through dense forests by homesteaders to the corduroy roads, planks roads, stone roads, macadam pavements, hot mix asphalt pavements, and concrete roads. See how the engineering and construction of bridges has progressed from the first jack pine logs placed across a stream to the complex structures that span international waters and thousands of rivers today. Follow the development of construction equipment from the first steam shovels and cable-operated machines of the late 1800s to diesel-powered machines in the 1940s and later hydraulics. Meet the companies that made the equipment and the people who sold and rented it. From the 1930s forward the early story of roads is told largely by the people who lived and made the history. Over 120 contractors, engineers, government officials, and others were interviewed and the last eighty years of the industry’s history unfolds in the way they remember it. Share their memories and stories, some hilarious and some tragic, as they talk about their projects, their businesses, their successes, and their hardships.