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Renowned historian and engineer Henry Petroski explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as "structurally deficient." This crisis--and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that it is indeed a crisis--shows little sign of abating short of a massive change in attitude amongst politicians and the American public. In The Road Taken, acclaimed historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from historical and contemporary perspectives and explains how essential their maintenance is to America’s economic health. Recounting the long history behind America’s highway system, Petroski reveals the genesis of our interstate numbering system (even roads go east-west, odd go north-south), the inspiration behind the center line that has divided roads for decades, and the creation of such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial parts of our national and local infrastructure. His history of the rebuilding of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in the conception, funding, design, and building of major infrastructure projects, while his forensic analysis of the street he lives on--its potholes, gutters, and curbs--will engage homeowners everywhere. A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.

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9781632863607 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 16, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Renowned historian and engineer Henry Petroski explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure.

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9781632863621 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 21, 2017, cover price $18.00

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9780812988550 | Random House Inc, April 19, 2016, cover price $30.00

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9780812988574 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00

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Product Description: A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets   What does the Internet look like?   It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of us, the Internet looks like an open browser, or the black mirrors of our phones and computers...read more

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9781612195421 | Ill edition (Melville Pub House, August 16, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets   What does the Internet look like?

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Product Description: Is this a book for beer aficionados or business enthusiasts? Both, and it's as refreshing as a cold brew.In Beer School, authors and entrepreneurs Steve Hindy and Tom Potter share the improbable saga of Brooklyn Brewery, the company they grew from a home-brew hobby into a multimillion-dollar business—all in the most competitive beer market in the United States...read more

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9781522698845 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 2, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Is this a book for beer aficionados or business enthusiasts?

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Product Description: BlackBerry Planet. is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion's innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world's foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones...read more
By Bill Quinn (narrator)

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9781522689324 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 2, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: BlackBerry Planet.

Product Description: Many countries have developed comparative advantages in energy and carbon-intensive sectors which have helped them escape poverty and fuel shared prosperity. This report deepens the understanding of the impacts that carbon-intensive countries may face from uncertain but possible developments such as international climate policies, trade measures, transformational technology trends, and shifts in consumer preferences that can affect global demand for fossil fuels and the cost of burning them...read more

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9781464807824 | World Bank, June 30, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Many countries have developed comparative advantages in energy and carbon-intensive sectors which have helped them escape poverty and fuel shared prosperity.

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9780316285063 | Little Brown & Co, May 17, 2016, cover price $28.00

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9780316395052 | Little Brown & Co, May 31, 2016, cover price $17.99

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9781478909101 | Unabridged edition (Hachette Audio, June 21, 2016), cover price $30.00

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Product Description: From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations.Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expose, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toyland, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters...read more
By Dina Pearlman (narrator)

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9781511384667 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, November 8, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe.

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Product Description: One of our “best known and most influential business scholars” (Boston Globe), best-selling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter tackles America’s most urgent domestic issue.Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays on clogged railways, and delays on repairs, project approvals, and funding due to gridlocked leadership...read more

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9780393352917 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: One of our “best known and most influential business scholars” (Boston Globe), best-selling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter tackles America’s most urgent domestic issue.

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9781464808265, titled "Integrated Landscape Approaches for Africa’s Drylands" | World Bank, May 2, 2016, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: Nigeria s cities already home to 85 million people are expected to double that number in 30 years. Even in the best of times, this rate of growth would challenge the provision of sufficient land, finance, infrastructure, and other services...read more
By The World Bank (corporate author)

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9781464807923 | World Bank, June 3, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Nigeria s cities already home to 85 million people are expected to double that number in 30 years.

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Product Description: Discover the vital relationship that will take your company from "What’s next?" to "We have liftoff!"Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business...read more

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9781941631157 | Benbella Books, April 28, 2015, cover price $19.95

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9781942952312 | Reprint edition (Benbella Books, April 12, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Discover the vital relationship that will take your company from "What’s next?
9780385231190, titled "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" | Reprint edition (Doubleday, April 1, 1986), cover price $12.95 | also contains Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous | About this edition: Illustrated with photographs, this book provides a tour of the opulent homes of celebrities, including Adnan Khashoggi, Liberace, Cher, Linda Evans, Hugh Hefner, and Brooke Shields

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Product Description: In the post-9/11 world, the possibility of energy infrastructure-terrorism—the use of weapons to cause devastating damage to the energy industrial sector and cause cascading effects—is very real. Energy Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, Second Edition, is a reference for those involved with our energy infrastructure who want quick answers to complicated questions...read more

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9781598888164 | 2 edition (Bernan Pr, March 4, 2016), cover price $97.00 | About this edition: In the post-9/11 world, the possibility of energy infrastructure-terrorism—the use of weapons to cause devastating damage to the energy industrial sector and cause cascading effects—is very real.

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Product Description: The U.S. Air Force manages any proposed significant changes and additions regarding the location of weapon systems and personnel through its strategic basing process. This report is an independent analysis of the Air Force’s basing process and the quality of the underlying data...read more

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9780833092052 | Rand Corp, April 27, 2016, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The U.

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Product Description: Funding infrastructure has always been a challenging issue in any country and at any time, yet the topic is still largely unexplored. The social returns of investment in water, roads, railways, or more recently telegraph or communication satellites are often apparent in the long run, but this distant horizon poses special problems to governments and investors...read more
By Massimo Florio (editor)

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9780198713418 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 14, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Funding infrastructure has always been a challenging issue in any country and at any time, yet the topic is still largely unexplored.

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The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. After the building of the Hoover Dam, the family and its eponymous company would go on to build the world. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washington. Like all stories of empire building, the rise of Bechtel presents a complex and riveting narrative. In The Profiteers, Denton exposes Bechtel's secret world and one of the biggest business and political stories of our time.

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9781476706467 | Simon & Schuster, March 1, 2016, cover price $30.00

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9781504702836 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story.

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9781504702812, titled "The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $90.00

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Product Description: The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. After the building of the Hoover Dam, the family and its eponymous company would go on to build the world. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washington...read more

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9781504702829 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story.

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Product Description: As the country that inspires the world with ‘gross national happiness’ development philosophy, Bhutan is striving to pursue its economic growth while committing to its core values of inclusive and green development. Even with robust economic growth rates, Bhutan’s dependence on imports and hydropower revenues drives the country to search for self-reliant option to fuel the economy while further decarbonizing the economy...read more

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9781464807411 | World Bank, April 7, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: As the country that inspires the world with ‘gross national happiness’ development philosophy, Bhutan is striving to pursue its economic growth while committing to its core values of inclusive and green development.

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Product Description: First published in 1992, this volume brings together contemporary studies and reviews the research which established the study of networks as an area in its own right. By looking at the foundations of industrial networks and analysing network methodology and modelling, this book offers an integrated and coherent approach to the whole area...read more
By G. Easton (editor)

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9781138642881 | Routledge, February 3, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: First published in 1992, this volume brings together contemporary studies and reviews the research which established the study of networks as an area in its own right.

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Product Description: The complexities of financing, installing, implementing, and regulating public infrastructures, including empirical research, analytical models, and theoretical insights.Infrastructures―tangible, intangible, and institutional public facilities, from bridges to health care―are a vital precondition for economic and societal wellbeing...read more
By Johann Kranz (editor)

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9780262029650 | Mit Pr, December 4, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The complexities of financing, installing, implementing, and regulating public infrastructures, including empirical research, analytical models, and theoretical insights.

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9780523412115, titled "Warriors of Laittan" | Pinnacle Books, April 1, 1984, cover price $2.50 | also contains Warriors of Laittan

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