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By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up back to create this pretty and informative advent to the realm of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and great orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the most important (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an enormous number of butterflies are celebrated the following in all in their good looks and sweetness. excellent for a child's bed room bookshelf or for a school room examining circle!

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Best; and Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class by Larry Tye. The video Running a Steam Loco­ motive and the book The American Railway (originally published in 1888), by Thomas Clarke and others, helped me especially with the mechanics of steam locomotives. org offered a valuable and seemingly bottomless collection of photographs, essays, documents, and discussion. Contemporary impressions of riding the transcontinental line were found in Great Trans-Continental Railroad Guide by H.

These passengers head West from the line’s starting point in Omaha, Nebraska. Their train receives a new locomotive and crew every 150 or 200 miles, and they change from the Union Pacific to the Central Pacific line at Promontory Summit, Utah. ) In the painting of Promontory Summit, one can see the two engines that met there in May 1869, the UP’s 119, in the background (119 was normally used for freight trains, but here it has been pulling a passenger train, as it did that day in 1869) and the CP’s Jupiter.

Also essential was the work of Alfred A. Hart, who photographed construction of the Central Pacific. org. Also helpful was Jim Harter’s American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century: A Pictorial History in Victorian Wood Engravings. The view of San Francisco near the end of the book takes its details from an Eadweard Muybridge panorama of that city made in 1878. ) With due respect to the resources above, I conducted some of the most enjoyable and memorable research for this book far from shelves and computer screens.

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