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The Resource Uncommon carriers, by John McPhee

Uncommon carriers, by John McPhee

Label
Uncommon carriers
Title
Uncommon carriers
Statement of responsibility
by 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, John
Dewey number
388/.044
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE199.A2
LC item number
M39 2006b
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Freight and freightage
  • Transportation
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncommon carriers, by John McPhee
Instantiates
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
17404251
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
377 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786290925
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm70866974
Label
Uncommon carriers, by John McPhee
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
17404251
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
377 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786290925
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm70866974

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