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The Resource Along those lines : the boundaries that create our world, Peter Cashwell

Along those lines : the boundaries that create our world, Peter Cashwell

Label
Along those lines : the boundaries that create our world
Title
Along those lines
Title remainder
the boundaries that create our world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Cashwell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After years of crossing borders to see new birds and new landscapes, Peter Cashwell's exploration of lines between states, between time zones, and between species led him to consider the lines that divide genders, seasons, musical genres, and just about every other aspect of human life. His conclusion: most had something in common--they were largely imaginary. Nonetheless, this tour of the tangled world of delineation attempts to address how we distinguish right from wrong, life from death, Democrat from Republican--and how the lines between came to be. Part storyteller, part educator, and part smartass, Cashwell is unafraid to take readers off the beaten path--to the desert vistas of the Four Corners, a quiet breakfast among the redwoods, or a pumping station in Cleveland: something amusing and/or educational awaits at every stop. And he's not alone: the tricks and treats of the human instinct for drawing lines are revealed in interviews with experts of all sorts. Learn about the use of the panel border from a Hugo Award-winning comics creator. Trace the edge of extinction with the rediscoverer of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Get the truth about the strike zone from an umpire with a physics degree"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.C365 2014
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Along those lines : the boundaries that create our world, Peter Cashwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Space and time -- Maps and legends -- State of the Union -- Driver's education -- History's greatest monster -- The starting lineup -- The four corners offense -- What God has put asunder -- Time of the season -- Part two. Arts and sciences -- Just lines on paper -- Bricks and mortar -- Rock and a hard place -- Parts is parts -- Names will never hurt me -- Rite of passage -- The undiscovered country -- We're not lost -- Epilogue: I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way
Control code
ocn833301316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Paul Dry Books Edition.
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781589880924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)833301316
Label
Along those lines : the boundaries that create our world, Peter Cashwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Space and time -- Maps and legends -- State of the Union -- Driver's education -- History's greatest monster -- The starting lineup -- The four corners offense -- What God has put asunder -- Time of the season -- Part two. Arts and sciences -- Just lines on paper -- Bricks and mortar -- Rock and a hard place -- Parts is parts -- Names will never hurt me -- Rite of passage -- The undiscovered country -- We're not lost -- Epilogue: I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way
Control code
ocn833301316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Paul Dry Books Edition.
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781589880924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014000954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)833301316

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