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The Resource Uncommon carriers, John McPhee

Uncommon carriers, John McPhee

Label
Uncommon carriers
Title
Uncommon carriers
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
McPhee begins his adventure riding with Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of an 18-wheeler hauling nearly 30 tons of highly toxic chemicals from North Carolina to Washington. He continues his journey on a towboat pushing over 1,000 feet of barge up the narrow channel of the Illinois River. He rounds out his account crawling through Nebraska, Kansas, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming in massive coal trains. Along the way, he tells the stories of the people he meets and the places he visits. McPhee's sense of humor, incisive observations, and historical asides make for a highly entertaining journey across America
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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159164
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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McPhee, John
Dewey number
388/.044
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE199.A2
LC item number
M39 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Freight and freightage
  • Transportation
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncommon carriers, John McPhee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Fleet of one -- The ships of Port Revel -- Tight-assed river -- Days on the Concord and Merrimack rivers -- Out in the sort -- Coal train -- Fleet of one II
Control code
ocm64595895
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780374280390
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007953
Other control number
9780374280390
Label
Uncommon carriers, John McPhee
Link
Publication
Contents
Fleet of one -- The ships of Port Revel -- Tight-assed river -- Days on the Concord and Merrimack rivers -- Out in the sort -- Coal train -- Fleet of one II
Control code
ocm64595895
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780374280390
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007953
Other control number
9780374280390

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