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Ascher, Kate, The Works: Anatomy of a City, Penguin Books, 2005. (The book combines text, maps, and graphics to describe how New York City functions. The first section, "Moving People," discusses streets, subways, bridges, and tunnels in New York City (pages 2-55), while the second section, "Moving Freight," covers rail freight, maritime freight, air cargo, and markets (pages 58-89).) (listed 10/01/13)

Caputo, Philip, The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, Henry Holt and Company, 2013. (Caputo and his wife Leslie drive from Key West, Florida to the Deadhorse oil fields of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, over 8,300 miles, mainly off the Interstates, with an Airstream in tow. The narratives of driving the Alaska Highway and Dalton Trail are especially interesting.) (listed 10/01/13)

Cruikshank, Dan, Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World, HarperCollins, 2010 (listed 10/01/13)

DeYoung, Bill, Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Brought it Down, University Press of Florida, 2013. (The story of construction of the original Sunshine Skyway bridge, its collapse after being struck by the Summit Venture freighter, and the aftermath. (listed 10/01/13)


Ingram, Tammy, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930, The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. (Discusses the history of the Dixie Highway and its impact on the South and the national road network.) (listed 06/03/14)

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