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Tunnels, tracks, and trains : building a subway / Joan Hewett ; photographs by Richard Hewett.

Hewett, Joan. (Author). Hewett, Richard, (ill.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library J 625.42 HEW 000127657 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525674667
  • Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Lodestar Books, Dutton, c1995.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Joan and Richard Hewett donned hard hats and boots to produce this unusual book about the construction of a subway.
Subject: Subways > California > Los Angeles > Juvenile literature.

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Tunnels, Tracks and Trains : Building a Subway
Tunnels, Tracks and Trains : Building a Subway
by Hewett, Joan; Hewett, Richard (Photographer)
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Tunnels, Tracks and Trains : Building a Subway


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

Gr. 4-6. This book gracefully explores different aspects of the building of a segment of Los Angeles' subway. The how-to of constructing tunnels, tracks, and stations is covered in interesting detail and documented in photographs that record almost every step of the process, from site preparation to the final readying of the track. But the book goes beyond the construction to cover other aspects of the subway--the art on station walls as well as the concrete used to build them. Particular individuals in charge of sections are featured, revealing a workforce diverse in gender and ethnicity. Middle-graders will come away not only with an idea of how subways are constructed, but also with a notion of some very interesting jobs. --Mary Harris Veeder