American highways a popular account of their conditions, and of the means by which they may be bettered. by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

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Published by The Century Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Roads -- United States,
  • Highway engineering -- United States

Edition Notes

List of important works on highway construction: p. 292-293

Book details

StatementBy N. S. Shaler ..
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 293 p.
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17870154M
LC Control Number04010619

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