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Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne, Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Karen Foxlee
OPEN
David Price
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean
Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills
Nancy Frey
Engaging the Eye Generation: Visual Literacy Strategies for the K-5 Classroom
Johanna Riddle
Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
Lynell Burmark

Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder and the Construction of America's First Superhighway

The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America's First Superhighway - Steven Hart Yet another book grabbed quickly to entertain myself while the kids were playing games at the library... A sometimes choppy, but otherwise enjoyable read detailing the planning and construction of the Pulaski Highway in New Jersey. It seems as though this roadway was the "perfect storm" in bridge-building: labor fights, political intrigue and bullying, seemingly unnecessary changes to the plan, and the all too sad fact that the bridge was unable to handle the traffic flow that it was originally built for.