Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers

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by John Mcphee
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781428105676
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
11/17/2006

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Uncommon Carriers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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heyharlan More than 1 year ago
McPhee can make a reader be in the cab of an 18 wheeler, pilot house of a freighter, and river tug. i understand now how i can make a purchase at B&N yesterday, and get the item in three days(1 extra day to Hawai'i)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. McPhee takes the reader on everyday adventures, showing us the parts of transportation most of us never get to see or experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have long been a fan of John McPhee, and this book is just as good as you'd expect. This is the next best thing to actually going on an adventure in transportation around the U.S. Required reading for anyone who is interested in how the world works. The writing is, as always, exceptionally good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of essays that gives great insight to the different modes of transportation and how they work. The people in these essays provide the vital services for our comfortable living and survival and should not be taken for granted. An excellent read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old boy loves those big, glossy kids books that spotlight heavy machinery and mammoth modes of transportation. You know the kind: filled with colorful illustrations of dump trucks, 18-wheelers, massive vessels, and locomotives. 'Uncommon Carrier' is McPhee's grownup version of that very same genre. Though, instead of illustrations, the author paints vivid pictures of the conveyances and their operators by way of inquisitive dialogues and the fascinating historical and geological context with which he fills the pages. If you loved 'Billy the Bulldozer' or 'Tommy the Tugboat', then you'll love 'Uncommon Carrier'.