- Series: The Road and American Culture
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (December 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801878780
- ISBN-13: 978-0801878787
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.5 x 16.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,950,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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America's National Park Roads and Parkways: Drawings from the Historic American Engineering Record (The Road and American Culture) Hardcover – December 9, 2004
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The book presents 331 measured and interpretive drawings... to illustrate the physical characteristics, design strategies, construction practices, and visitor experiences of roads in national parks.(TR News)
The final result is simply breathtaking, with incredibly rich drawings merged seamlessly with descriptive text and effectively paired with photographs.(Civil Engineering)
This is the first time such a collection has been amassed, and it's an outstanding achievement.(Yosemite Association)
A marvelous compendium of information about road engineering, bridge building, and viaduct and tunnel construction that reveals the changing aesthetic of the National Park Service. This extraordinary collection of drawings will inspire admiration for the efforts made by engineers and landscape architects to accommodate tourists while preserving scenic views.(David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College)
About the Author
Timothy Davis is the senior historian for the Park Roads and Parkways Program of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). Todd A. Croteau is program manager for HAER's Park Roads and Parkways Program. Christopher H. Marston works at HAER.