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Secrets Of The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : EJ Knapp
ISBN : 9781452408026
Genre : Humor
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Newly Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge! From the gigantic shell mounds built by the earliest inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area to the building of the ‘bridge that couldn’t be built’ and the SEVENTY-FIVE years following its completion, Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge is a humorous history lesson of one of the greatest wonders of the modern world.

New Guardians For The Golden Gate

Author : Amy Meyer
ISBN : 0520929292
Genre : History
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National parks are a distinctively American idea. But it takes people to make them happen. This unique, insider's account tells how Bay Area activists forged bipartisan local and national support for an unprecedented campaign to create a great new national park. In 1970, beginning with the former Army lands originally reserved to protect San Francisco Bay, the grassroots People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area succeeded in preserving all of the spectacular land that frames the Golden Gate. Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary conservationist Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people. Pictures by noted California photographers capture the park’s grandeur and new activities. New Guardians for the Golden Gate tells how a bold vision, dedicated citizens, and a variety of old and new conservation strategies saved these magnificent lands for all time.

The Crook Who Crossed The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Steve Brezenoff
ISBN : 9781434227706
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Jimmy "Gum" Shoo and his friends go on a field trip to San Francisco, and track down a pickpocket as they visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Alcatraz prison.

Building The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Harvey Schwartz
ISBN : 9780295806204
Genre : History
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Silver Award Winner, 2016 Nautilus Book Award in Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. Labor historian Harvey Schwartz has compiled oral histories of nine workers who helped build the celebrated bridge. Their powerful recollections chronicle the technical details of construction, the grueling physical conditions they endured, the small pleasures they enjoyed, and the gruesome accidents some workers suffered. The result is an evocation of working-class life and culture in a bygone era. Most of the bridge builders were men of European descent, many of them the sons of immigrants. Schwartz also interviewed women: two nurses who cared for the injured and tolerated their antics, the wife of one 1930s builder, and an African American ironworker who toiled on the bridge in later years. These powerful stories are accompanied by stunning photographs of the bridge under construction. An homage to both the American worker and the quintessential San Francisco landmark, Building the Golden Gate Bridge expands our understanding of Depression-era labor and California history and makes a unique contribution to the literature of this iconic span.

Verdi At The Golden Gate

Author : George Martin
ISBN : 0520913426
Genre : Music
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Opera is a fragile, complex art, but it flourished extravagantly in San Francisco during the Gold Rush years, a time when daily life in the city was filled with gambling, duels, murder, and suicide. In the history of the United States there has never been a rougher town than Gold Rush San Francisco, yet there has never been a greater frenzy for opera than developed there in these exciting years. How did this madness for opera take root and grow? Why did the audience's generally drunken, brawling behavior gradually improve? How and why did Verdi emerge as the city's favorite composer? These are the intriguing themes of George Martin's enlightening and wonderfully entertaining story. Among the incidents recounted are the fist fight that stopped an opera performance and ended in a fatal duel; and the brothel madam who, by sitting in the wrong row of a theater, caused a fracas that resulted in the formation of the Vigilantes of 1856. Martin weaves together meticulously gathered social, political, and musical facts to create this lively cultural history. His study contributes to a new understanding of urban culture in the Jacksonian–Manifest Destiny eras, and of the role of opera in cities during this time, especially in the American West. Over it all soars Verdi's somber, romantic music, capturing the melancholy, the feverish joy, and the idealism of his listeners.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Jeffrey Zuehlke
ISBN : 9780761350125
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Guess how many vehicles drive across the Golden Gate Bridge each year?

The Photographer S Guide To The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Rob Dweck
ISBN : 9780133372892
Genre : Photography
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The Ultimate Guide to Photographing San Francisco's Most Famous Landmark It’s been called the most photographed bridge in the world, but until now there has been no book, guide or reference for photographing the Golden Gate Bridge. The Photographer’s Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge is the ideal guide for photographers of all skill levels who want to make beautiful photographs of the bridge. You’ll find detailed descriptions of over 15 locations, with tips on technique, lens choices, best times to shoot and how to deal with weather. It also includes over 25 photographs to inspire and assist you in getting the best images possible.

Who Discovered The Golden Gate

Author : Frank Merriman Stanger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041571394
Genre : History
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Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Donald MacDonald
ISBN : 9781452126968
Genre : Architecture
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Nine million people visit the Golden Gate Bridge each year, yet how many know why it's painted that stunning shade of "international orange"? Or that ancient Mayan and Art Deco buildings influenced the design? Current bridge architect Donald MacDonald answers these questions and others in a friendly, informative look at the bridge's engineering and 70-year history. This accessible account is accompanied by 70 of MacDonald's own charming color illustrations, making it easy to understand how the bridge was designed and constructed. A fascinating study for those interested in architecture, design, or anyone with a soft spot for San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge is a fitting tribute to this timeless icon.

The Ghost Of The Golden Gate Bridge Mystery

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635068866
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What is planned as a pleasure trip to the city by the bay (San Francisco), turns out to be a topsy-turvy mystery with new friends helter-skelter through Chinatown, Lombardy, and even Alcatraz Prison one dark, foggy night. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 126330 Lexile Measure: 700 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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