I have always been enamored of the Golden Gate Bridge but it wasn’t until 1998 while on a business/vacation trip with my family that I got to see it … Continue Reading Building Books – Another Great Bridge!
After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
On multiple occasions, I have written of my interest in learning about how different things were built by reading a book about the project. Loving all forms of transportation, in … Continue Reading Building Books – A Surprise!
The second of these building books was The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America by Christian Wolmar. While I had wanted to read about the history of … Continue Reading Building Books – Revisited – II
I have always enjoyed building things, putting things together, assembling models, and constructing various structures in our yard. It should then not come as a surprise that I have also … Continue Reading Building Books – Revisited – I
I have now read four different books about the building of roads and I’m hooked. To many of you, this may sound about as exciting as watching grass grow. But … Continue Reading Good Roads!
Returning to structures, another book I have read is about the building of the Hoover Dam. It was actually a Rick Steves podcast that introduced me to the book Colossus: … Continue Reading Building Books – Future Expansion
Moving away from permanent structures, this next book takes us full circle back to my story of the Golden Gate Bridge and the historical photograph that hangs on the wall … Continue Reading Building Books – Installing the Cornerstone
Having a love for cars and driving cars, it is no wonder that I would want to read a book about the building of our modern-day interstate system. As a … Continue Reading Building Books – Raising the Structure
This may seem like an odd title so let me explain. Being a scientist, I have had to read a lot of technical, non-fiction books during my formal education and … Continue Reading Building Books – Laying the Foundation