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This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. John McPhee rides from Atlanta to Tacoma alongside Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of a sixty-five-foot, five-axle, eighteen-wheel chemical tanker carrying hazmats―in Ainsworth's opinion "the world's most beautiful truck," so highly polished you could part your hair while looking at it. He goes "out in the sort" among the machines that process a million packages a day at UPS Air's distribution hub at Louisville International Airport. And (among other trips) he travels up the "tight-assed" Illinois River on a towboat pushing a triple string of barges, the overall vessel being "a good deal longer than the Titanic," longer even than the Queen Mary 2.Uncommon Carriers is classic work by McPhee, in prose distinguished, as always, by its author's warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character.

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9780786290925 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, November 22, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation.
9780374280390 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 16, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: McPhee's books are about real people in real places.

Paperback:

9780865477391 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 3, 2007, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball...read more

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9780374260996 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers.

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Product Description: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780374526894 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers.
9780374514853 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 1, 1978, cover price $12.00 | also contains Beraten | About this edition: A biography of Bill Bradley, the noted American basketball player

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Reveals the clandestine activities of an American professor who retrieved eight thousand works of Soviet art by visiting dissident artists in the Soviet Union

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9780374246822 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Reveals the clandestine activities of an American professor who retrieved eight thousand works of Soviet art by visiting dissident artists in the Soviet Union

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9780374524500 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 1, 1998), cover price $12.00

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While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B. Taylor, warns of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe resulting from the fabrication of atomic bombs by individuals using stolen materials

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9780374133733, titled "The Curve of Binding Energy" | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1974, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Reviews the life, interests, and achievements of the theoretical physicist, emphasizing his work with the atom bomb

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9780374515980, titled "The Curve of Binding Energy" | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B.
9780345280008 | Ballantine Books, December 1, 1979, cover price $2.25 | About this edition: Reviews the life, interests, and achievements of the theoretical physicist, emphasizing his work with the atom bomb

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Writings completed between 1975 and 1979 offer portraits of the farmers who sell their produce in New York City's markets, a Maine river journey that ends in the shadow of a dam, a shootout between two pinball wizards, and an extraordinary chef and his wife

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9780374163068 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, November 1, 1979, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Writings completed between 1975 and 1979 offer portraits of the farmers who sell their produce in New York City's markets, a Maine river journey that ends in the shadow of a dam, a shootout between two pinball wizards, and an extraordinary chef and his wife

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9780374516000 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $18.00

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Examines how a militia of six hundred and fifty thousand civilians, whose eligibility for service lasts until they are in their fifties, can function as a defensive military organization

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9780374182410 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1984, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Examines how a militia of six hundred and fifty thousand civilians, whose eligibility for service lasts until they are in their fifties, can function as a defensive military organization

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9780374519322 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1994), cover price $16.00

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Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

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9781560541028 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, February 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean
9780374190774 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

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9780374523190 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 1, 1991), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the 'Stella Lykes,' revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780394589183 | Random House, September 1, 1990, cover price $15.95

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Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

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9780374148225 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1971, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

Paperback:

9780374514310 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 1, 1990), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist

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McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

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9780374109141 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 1, 1981, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

Paperback:

9780374516901 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1982), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

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Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

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9780374226886 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1967, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

Paperback:

9780374512972 | Reissue edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1991), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Interweaves the botany and history of this citrus fruit, while providing an entertaining discussion of the people and events that have contributed to this industry

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Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

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9780374185688 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 1, 1980, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

Paperback:

9780374515263 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 1, 1979, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Narrates the events surrounding the 1968 championship tennis match at Forest Hills, focusing on the psychological game played by each of the opposing players, Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner

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Collects eleven of the prolific writer's journalistic essays and stories which reflect his continuing interest in and involvement with conservation, Scotland, sports, and their advocates, residents, and participants

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9780374232818 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 1975, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Collects eleven of the prolific writer's journalistic essays and stories which reflect his continuing interest in and involvement with conservation, Scotland, sports, and their advocates, residents, and participants

Paperback:

9780374514983 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 1979, cover price $20.00

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