- File Size: 68607 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 30, 1989)
- Publication Date: April 17, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003UHVNKG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,279 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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|Print List Price:||$9.95|
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This book is an excellent introduction and insight to Project Management. It broadly details the issues of materials, manning, infrastructure, site evaluation and construction. The wonderful drawings of David Macauley makes it feel very real to the reader. It jogs the imagination to include other other items not detailed. This book could serve as an example for teaching the use of Project Management software.
"1864 August 15: Mary McDonnell was drawn into the machinery by the belting today and lost her right arm below the elbow. I fear the heat will not help her recovery
August 17: Mary McDonnell died today, the infection having spread too quickly from her injury. I will send her wages on to her mother in Southbridge."
This book is supposedly written for children - I first discovered it in an elementary school library - but I find it more suitable for adults. I have found that many history books geared toward the younger set can have information not found in the more adult-oriented books. The Mill by David Macaulay is one of them. The illustrations themselves are very well done, and the details of running a mill is probably the best I have seen thus far.
Great reading about the lifeblood of a 19th century community.
Anyone who is familiar with the writing and illustrative stories of artist/author Eric Sloane will enjoy this work as well.
The illustrations are remakable. David Macaulay deftly describes and illustrates how the technology that made America a world industrial power came to the young new country and how American ingenuity improved it and made the nation into a world class economic juggernaut.
The author is a superb story teller, and anyone who would like to visualize the nature of mills and to understand the profound impact of this technology on our country should read it.
I highly recommend this great children's book to everyone.
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Il tratto di disegno naif, e quindi facilmente intellegibile a tutti, si coniuga con un rigore storico e descrittivo che rendono la lettura appassionante e divertente.
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