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Gaining ground : a history of landmaking in Boston

Autor: Nancy S Seasholes
Editora: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Edição/Formato   Livro : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Fully one-sixth of Boston is built on made land. Although other waterfront cities also have substantial areas that are built on fill, Boston probably has more than any city in North America. In Gaining Ground historian Nancy Seasholes has given us the first complete account of when, why, and how this land was created." "The story of landmaking in Boston is presented geographically; each chapter traces landmaking in  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Nancy S Seasholes
ISBN: 0262194945 9780262194945
Número OCLC: 51810749
Prêmios: Joint winner for Boston Author's Club Awards: Special Award 2004.
Descrição: xiv, 533 p. : ill., maps ; 24 x 27 cm.
Conteúdos: Landmaking technology --
Central Waterfront --
Bulfinch Triangle --
West End --
Beacon Hill Flat --
Back Bay and South End --
Fens, Fenway, and Bay State Road --
South cove --
South Cove --
South Bay and South End --
South Boston --
Dorchester --
East Boston --
Charlestown.
Responsabilidade: Nancy S. Seasholes.

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Why and how Boston was transformed by landmaking.  Ler mais...

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"A book of great import..." Martin Zimmerman Landscape Architecture "Gaining Ground is a stunning compilation of material that documents over three centuries' worth of [changes]." Richard Longstreth Ler mais...

 
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