- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Insight Editions (April 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608870782
- ISBN-13: 978-1608870783
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Golden Gate: San Francisco's Celebrated Bridge Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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About the Author
Peter Beren, literary agent and publishing consultant, is the author of six books. Formerly the publisher of Sierra Club Books, VIA Books (a division of AAA of Northern California), and vice president, publishing, for the Palace Publishing Group, he makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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*Design: Suspension, truss arch, and truss causeways
*Crosses: Golden Gate
*Carries: Six lanes of US 101 and SR 1, bicycles, and pedestrians
*Location: San Francisco and Marin County, California
*Clearance below: 220 feet
*Height: 746 feet
*Width: 90 feet
*Longest span: 4,200 feet
*Side spans: 1,125 feet
*Bridge length: 6,450 feet
*Total length: 8,981 feet
*Designer: Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, and Charles Ellis
In terms of the book itself, the trend appears to be moving away from large, heavy tomes to smaller, more comfortable formats, such as this one. Unexpectedly, I find myself preferring these new, smaller books. In the case of The Golden Gate, fortunately, nothing has been lost -- in fact, the pictures appear brighter and sharper than comparable photo books I've seen and owned.
All in all, this is a beautiful book that I've been reading and scanning and rereading as the big anniversary of the bridge approaches. I'm also getting a few extra copies as gifts for friends and clients. Highly recommended.