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Pennefeather, Shannon M. (editor)
143pp.St Anthony Falls -- the birthplace of Minneapolis -- has a storied past. This astonishing work of nature drew the awe and admiration of explorers, its tremendous waterpower provided a basis for economic wealth, and the industries it powered offered settlers countless opportunities to make their living. Over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Minneapolis evolved from a tourist destination to a sawdust town to the nation's Mill City, firmly establishing itself as the premier city of the Northwest. In MILL CITY, explorers, excursionists, early settlers, entrepreneurs, and labourers tell the story of St Anthony Falls in their own words. Their vivid accounts are paired with historic photographs and artworks that bring their experiences to life. St Anthony Falls is the only significant waterfall along the Mississippi River. Nineteenth-century visitors were quick to note the waterpower potential of the cataract, and it wasn't long before sawmills and then flour mills were located along the shore. Drawing on energy generated by the cataract's fifteen-foot drop, Minneapolis was a leading manufacturer of lumber from 1848 to 1887 and the nation's leading producer of flour from 1880 to 1930. This book includes accounts by the earliest European visitors to St Anthony Falls, the children who played in the 1880s lumberyards along the banks of the Mississippi River, and workers in twentieth-century flour mills. Primary documents describe innovations in waterpower and the milling process that contributed to the successes of the Mill City. And witnesses to disasters along its shores -- including the 1869 tunnel collapse that nearly destroyed the falls and the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion that killed eighteen workers and levelled the west side milling district -- provide vivid narratives of these events and the unity of purpose with which the Mill City's residents worked to ensure the survival of its industries. Through stories and images, the history of Minneapolis is firmly connected to St Anthony Falls, where it all began.
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S., 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0873514475
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Inventory #9442
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Morford, Mark
The philosophers of the Roman world were asking questions whose answers had practical effects on people's lives in antiquity, and which still influence our thinking to this day. In spite of being neglected in the modern era, this important age of philosophical thought is now undergoing a revival of interest. Mark Morford's lively survey makes these recent scholarly developments accessible to a wide audience, examining the writings and ideas of both famous and lesser known figures - from Cato the Censor in 155 BCE to Marcus Aurelius in 180 CE. Based around extensive and fully translated quotations from the philosophical texts of the era, full consideration is given throughout to historical, political and cultural context. 292pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Routledge, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415188520
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Inventory #24600
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Clayre, Alasdair
N.B. Very slight fading to D/J spine and slight creasing to top edge of D/J. 414pp.
Oxford University Press, 1977, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0198710968
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Inventory #29214
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Adair, John
208pp.
Thames & Hudson, 1978, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0500250618
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Inventory #7697
Price: £ 6.50 GBP ($ 8.47 approx. - € 7.18 approx.)
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Nicolle, George
The main entries provide bibliographical details and descriptions of some two hundred books arranged under trades and other groupings in twenty one sections,comprehensive index.150pp.
Twybill Press, 1993, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0952228505
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Inventory #18485
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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