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The Resource Beneath the streets of Boston : building America's first subway, written & illustrated by Joe McKendry

Beneath the streets of Boston : building America's first subway, written & illustrated by Joe McKendry

Label
Beneath the streets of Boston : building America's first subway
Title
Beneath the streets of Boston
Title remainder
building America's first subway
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Joe McKendry
Title variation
Beneath the streets of Boston
Title variation remainder
building Americas first subway
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beckoning Readers to explore the territory beneath Boston's streets, Joe McKendry explores a century-old world when Beantown designed and created the country's first subway. In stunning artwork and through a fascinating and historically accurate narrative of Boston's first "Big Dig," you will enter the subterranean realm of workers who dug miles of tunnels by hand. Using pick and shovels to create new routes, you'll discover how these workers burrowed deep below Boston Harbor, under Beacon Hill and the Old State House, and built the Longfellow Bridge to carry the trains over the Charles River to the center of Cambridge. You'll read lively first-hand accounts of the turn-of-the-century public's perception of the underground public transportation, including their fears (expressed fantastically through the gruesome image of a fanged and tentacled "subway microbe"), and learn how the system served as a model for the rest of the country in its ability to relieve traffic, mitigate congestion (which was even more severe a hundred years ago than today) and get people anywhere they wanted to go for only a nickel. McKendry tells the almost-forgotten story of how Boston designed and created America's first subway. In stunning artwork and fascinating and historically accurate narrative, he invites you to enter the subterranean realm where sandhogs, using just picks and shovels, dug tunnels and laid track to create the archetype of the American public transit systems
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
214443
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKendry, Joe
Dewey number
625.4/2/0974461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
TF847.B7
LC item number
M38 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
8.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Subways
Target audience
pre adolescent
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building America's first subway
Label
Beneath the streets of Boston : building America's first subway, written & illustrated by Joe McKendry
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
584615
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781567922844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783791321042
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781567922844
Label
Beneath the streets of Boston : building America's first subway, written & illustrated by Joe McKendry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
584615
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781567922844
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9783791321042
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781567922844

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