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Chicago: A Century of Progress, 1933. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 194 pages. Illustrations (a few in color). Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 9 25 inches. Folding map. Cover has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Corners of some pages creased. A Century of Progress International Exposition was a World's Fair registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which was held in Chicago, as The Chicago World's Fair, from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. The fair's motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Adapts". Its architectural symbol was the Sky Ride, a transporter bridge perpendicular to the shore on which one could ride from one side of the fair to the other. One description of the fair noted that the world, "then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology." Visitors saw the latest wonders in rail travel, automobiles, architecture and robots.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Sun, 1987. 150th Anniversary Issue. Wraps. 196 pages, plus covers. Front cover folds out. Illustrations (some in color). Cover has some wear and soiling. Among the topics covered include: Politics, Civil Rights, Agriculture, Sports, Education, Communications, Transportation, and Entertainment. Among the contributors are: John Barth, Ernest Furgurson, John Dorsey, Scott Shane, Sam Fulwood, Alice Steinbach, Tom Horton, Susan Reimer, Mike Bowler, Patrick McGuire, Luther Young, Fred Rasmussen, and Reg Murphy.
Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964. New Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 120,  pages. Frontis illustration. Tables. This is one of the Western Frontier Library series. Includes Introduction by Edward Everett Dale, and a Note by Walter Baron von Richthofen. Chapters include The Great American Desert; The Eldorado of the Day; The Cattle Herds of the West, and Comparative Statistics; Climate, Temperature, Vegetation, and Grass; Branding, Lassoing, Round-Up, Cowboys, Ranch, and Range; Herds and Breeds of Cattle--Labor on Ranch and Range; Cattle-Raising, a Legitimate and Safe Business; The Great Lands in the West--Prices and Future of the Same; Some of the Largest Herds; The Existing Cattle Companies Are Prosperous,and New Ones Are Constantly Being Formed; Choice Ranges for Breeding and Fattening Cattle--The Advantages from Having a Sufficient Number of Good Bulls; Profits in Cattle-Raising, and Fortunes Made Therein; Instances of Profits Realized; Profits to Accrue from a Proposed Plan; The Future of the Cattle Business in the West; Progress of the New West. Originally published in 1885. Excellent descriptions of the Great Plains cattle operations including lists of the leading cattle companies of the early 1880's and tables of projected herd growth. This book is a must for those interested in the physical aspects of the Great Plains area of the West and in the industry which brought wealth and civilization to that part of the United States. Edward Everett Dale (February 8, 1879 – May 28, 1972) was an American historian and faculty member of the University of Oklahoma. He was a proponent of Frederick Jackson Turner's "frontier thesis"
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1963. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 688 pages. Illustrations. Maps. For Further Reading. Index. DJ has wear, small tears and chips and soiling and is price clipped. Signed by the author on the title page. Theodore Christian Blegen (16 July 1891 – 18 July 1969) was an American historian and writer. Blegen was the writer of numerous historic reference books, papers and articles written over a five decade period. His primary areas of focus were of the history of the state of Minnesota and of Norwegian-American immigration. Blegen was a professor of history (1920–1927) at Hamline University in St. Paul, after which he moved to the University of Minnesota (1927–1939), later serving as dean of the graduate school (1940–1960). His career with the Minnesota Historical Society began in 1922, serving an apprenticeship in the arts of editing and meticulous research. He succeeded to the position of superintendent of the historical society, and a seat on the executive council, serving until 1939. He returned to the Society as a research fellow in 1960 after his retirement. In 1925, Blegen was appointed the first managing editor of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. During WWII, he directed the National Historical Service, preparing materials for the U.S. Army's G.I. Roundtable. He was elected president of the Organization of American Historians in 1943. He was one of the founders of the Forest History Society, serving two terms as president. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1946 and The Royal Norwegian Society from 1954. In 1950 he was knighted into the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 448 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling and tears. Jacob Bronowski (18 January 1908 – 22 August 1974) was a Polish-British mathematician and philosopher. He was known to friends and professional colleagues alike by the nickname Bruno. He is best known for developing a humanistic approach to science, and as the presenter and writer of the thirteen-part 1973 BBC television documentary series, and accompanying book, The Ascent of Man, which led to his regard as "one of the world's most celebrated intellectuals". Bronowski's family moved from Congress Poland to Germany and then to England while he was a child. He won a scholarship to study mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His interests have been described as ranging "widely, from biology to poetry and from chess to Humanism". He taught mathematics at the University College Hull between 1934 and 1942. During World War II he led the field of operations research and worked to increase the effectiveness of Allied bombing. After the war he headed the projects division of UNESCO. Bronowski wrote poetry and had a deep affinity with William Blake. From 1950 to 1963 he worked for the National Coal Board in the UK. From 1963 he was a resident fellow of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, until his death in 1974 in East Hampton, New York, just a year after the airing of his Ascent of Man.
Jim Thorpe, PA: Carbon County Commissioners, c1959. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staple bound, printed on both sides of the sheet. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Rare surviving copy. 18 pages (including 2 that are blank). Cover is worn and soiled. Some wear at edges and page discoloration. The last page with printing has the date of May 12, 1959 and is information on labeling from the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE Food Distribution Division which was located in New York City. In addition to recipes there is a table that shows how much milk powder to use to replace various amounts of bottle milk. The recipes include some for vegetable dishes, desserts, cheese and meat dishes, bread and muffins, and rice. There is also information on how to use dried whole egg solids (stabilized) in family meals.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 8.25 inches by 10.75 inches. , 100,  pages. Decorative front and back covers. Ding to bottom corner of back cover. Illustrations. Bibliography. Map of Historic Places. Index. Research and Marginalia by Jean B. Anderson. This was published for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This publication was made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is one of The Way We Lived series.
New York: Viking, 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi, , 575,  pages. Maps. Further Readings, Illustrations. Illustration credits. Index. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Signed on title page. Autographed sticker on front of DJ. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005); and The World Until Yesterday (2012). Originally trained in physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.
Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1991. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 222 pages. Illustrations. Index to Counties. Index to Towns. Name of previous owner on fep. The post cards are reproduced at 86% to 96% of original size. The post card was, or could be, an inexpensive means of advertising. Cards postmarked in the city that was the subject of the view were particularly sought after. In 1909 one national post card collector's club based in Philadelphia claimed to have ten thousand members. After the Columbian Exposition, several companies began to issue limited edition series of postcards. In the early 1900's Eastman Kodak developed a postcard size paper which photographs could be printed on. The first picture post cards from Georgia were a set of twelve views commemorating the Cotton States Exposition held in Atlanta in 1895 and sold from vending machines. The rest is history and is documents in this monumental and intriguing work.