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The Railroad Artistry Of Howard Fogg

Author: Ronald C. Hill
Publisher: Cedco Pub
ISBN: 9780768321128
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Howard Fogg always said he wasn't an artist, just an illustrator. But, from the presidents of major railroads to the average rail buff, Fogg was regarded as the greatest artist who ever painted trains. This new all-color book by Cedco celebrates the long career of Howard Fogg, who, over a span of six decades, created more than 1,200 paintings-nearly all depicting trains amidst incredible scenic backgrounds. Over 180 of his best appear in all their glory in this hardcover book, along with a recounting of his amazing career by co-authors Ronald C. Hill and Al Chione.

Vintage Modern Diesel Locomotives

Author: Stanley W. Trzoniec
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760348405
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EMD, General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, and Fairbanks Morse have built diesel locomotives. Their most popular vintage and modern models are covered in painstaking detail by author and photographer Stanley W. Trzoniec.

Around The World In Eighty Wines

Author: Mike Veseth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442257377
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Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg’s home base, and follows Fogg’s itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world’s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya’s most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it’s time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.

Life 3 0

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101946601
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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

Railroads Of Colorado

Author: Claude A. Wiatrowski
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780896585911
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Claude Wiatrowski, with photography by Claude Wiatrowski. Through informative text, sharp color photography, and historical black-and-white images, Railroads of Colorado invites you on a journey from the railroad's humble and hard-won beginnings to its status as a symbol of our past. Railroads of Colorado also includes ideas for exploring Colorado's railways; both the ghosts of long-gone trains that haunt the mountains and the preserved trains whose whistles still echo off those granite peaks. It also contains other helpful information--such as a map showing the routes of more than 30 Colorado rail lines and a "railroad directory," which lists the contact information for 13 operating passenger trains and trolleys.Explores the fascination these improbable railways inspire, providing the history of these unique railroads, the engineering that paved their way into the mountains, and the men who built and ran them.

100 Things To Do In Sacramento Before You Die

Author: Mark S. Allen
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681060612
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Not since the Gold Rush days have people flocked so much to California's state capital city. Sacramento is growing and evolving, keeping what was already awesome while adding even more all-new awesomeness! 100 Things to Do in Sacramento Before You Die is a bucket list guide for visitors and long-time Sacramentans alike. To fill a day or a lifetime, 100 Things to Do in Sacramento Before You Die has you covered! From the perfect picnic to a coveted reservation at the table of the most decorated celebrity chef; from a super-relaxing river cruise to a one-of-a-kind flight over the Sierras, these pages will get you going! Need a nudge to do that super-special something, that something you must do before it's too late? Allow 100 Things to Do in Sacramento Before You Die be your insider guide! From hipster to historic, relaxing to raging, 100 Things to Do in Sacramento Before You Die will keep you busy year-round, if you're around!

Know Thy Niagaras

Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht
ISBN: 9780692081877
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The complete story of the New York Central railroad's famous Niagara type steam locomotives

The Great Northern Railway Through Time

Author: Dale Peterka
Publisher: America Through Time
ISBN: 9781634990080
Size: 35.68 MB
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The Great Northern Railway Through Time takes us on a tour of the American Northwest―the last American frontier―from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington. The Great Northern opened up the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, the dramatic Cascade Mountains of Washington and the Continental Divide at Marias Pass. President James J. Hill intended the Great Northern to be a freight hauling road, but tourists riding on the GN's premier passenger train, The Empire Builder were delighted by the prairie, the farmland, the Big Sky Country, the mountains, and Glacier National Park. The G.N.'s reputation grew. Today, Amtrak's Empire Builder traverses the same territory. The Great Northern Railway Through Time presents photos taken over the course of seventy five years by photographers of the era. The author has provided ample photo captions pointing out features that have changed over the years and features that have ​stayed the same. The early photos are fresh―never before published. The more recent shots were made by twenty of America's finest rail enthusiast photographers.

A Century Of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 9780870701511
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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.