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    Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

    Author: Zoellner, Tom
    ISBN: 9780143126348
    Format: Paperback
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    ISBN13 9780143126348
    Contributor Zoellner, Tom
    Format Paperback
    Imprint Penguin USA
    Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
    Distributor Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
    Publication Date 20141204
    Author Biography Tom Zoellner is the author of five nonfiction books, including Uranium, winner of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, and coauthor of "An Ordinary Man." He teaches at Chapman University in southern California and lives in Los Angeles.
    Citations Praise for "Train: " "Tom Zoellner's writing is never less than engaging; in Train "he has made himself a veritable Walt Whitman of rail travel. It's a great read." --Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer prize-winning author of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" "Train "is such a pleasure to read, elegant, deeply informed and smart, full of knowledge-bearing sentences, and prose so companionable and rich in insight that it is as if its author were at your shoulder, taking you along with him. What an enjoyable journey. I will never hear the far off moan of a train in the night without thinking of it, and I know of no higher praise one can give a book. Tom Zoellner is quickly making himself a reputation as a man of wide and eclectic interests, and oh, my! Can he write!" --Richard Bausch, author of "Peace" "Spirited and bighearted...Zoellner enlightens us about an industry that's hiding in plain sight."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "Highly entertaining, lucid and perceptive....It's a train lover's celebration of the great epic story of rail travel itself."--"Los Angeles Times" "This is one of those all-too-rare books that have so much to them"--"The Washington Times" "["Train"] is a gracefully written, densely detailed meditation of trains--past, present and future....[P]art travelogue, as he rides seven train that shaped the modern world; part personal memoir, as he describes the people he met along the way; and part history of trains, from their origin to their impact on societies around the world and their vital role in the fast-forward 21st century."--"LA Weekly" "An absorbing and lively reflection on an enduring marvel of modern industrial technology."--"Booklist" ""Train" makes for fascinating reading....The author's easy, breezy style will keep readers chugging along."--"The St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "Zoellner illustrates how the modern era was ushered in and strapped in place by railroads, and how trains--the realit
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9780143126348
    Contributor Zoellner, Tom
    Format Paperback
    Imprint Penguin USA
    Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
    Distributor Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
    Publication Date 20141204
    Author Biography Tom Zoellner is the author of five nonfiction books, including Uranium, winner of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, and coauthor of "An Ordinary Man." He teaches at Chapman University in southern California and lives in Los Angeles.
    Citations Praise for "Train: " "Tom Zoellner's writing is never less than engaging; in Train "he has made himself a veritable Walt Whitman of rail travel. It's a great read." --Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer prize-winning author of "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" "Train "is such a pleasure to read, elegant, deeply informed and smart, full of knowledge-bearing sentences, and prose so companionable and rich in insight that it is as if its author were at your shoulder, taking you along with him. What an enjoyable journey. I will never hear the far off moan of a train in the night without thinking of it, and I know of no higher praise one can give a book. Tom Zoellner is quickly making himself a reputation as a man of wide and eclectic interests, and oh, my! Can he write!" --Richard Bausch, author of "Peace" "Spirited and bighearted...Zoellner enlightens us about an industry that's hiding in plain sight."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "Highly entertaining, lucid and perceptive....It's a train lover's celebration of the great epic story of rail travel itself."--"Los Angeles Times" "This is one of those all-too-rare books that have so much to them"--"The Washington Times" "["Train"] is a gracefully written, densely detailed meditation of trains--past, present and future....[P]art travelogue, as he rides seven train that shaped the modern world; part personal memoir, as he describes the people he met along the way; and part history of trains, from their origin to their impact on societies around the world and their vital role in the fast-forward 21st century."--"LA Weekly" "An absorbing and lively reflection on an enduring marvel of modern industrial technology."--"Booklist" ""Train" makes for fascinating reading....The author's easy, breezy style will keep readers chugging along."--"The St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "Zoellner illustrates how the modern era was ushered in and strapped in place by railroads, and how trains--the realit