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Cranes In Action
Larry Shapiro
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Cranes In Action

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Modern cranes hoist enormous loads high above the nation's construction sites, dockyards, and skylines. Each chapter features a specific type of crane: truck- and track-mounted lattice varieties, wheel-mounted hydraulic booms, stationary tower cranes, and more. Spectacular action photos include in-the-cab shots and images detailing crane design. Explanations of how these s ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Motorbooks International
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James Perkins
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
I bought this book as background reading for a writing consultation job. Unfortunately, its preview was much better than what it actually delivered. The writer starts well, defining some key terms and providing a broad overview. However, his text is sporadic, jumping from one topic to the next under chapter headings without any clear or logical path, and when he introduces more key terms, he forgets to define them in the excellent way he started, and due to the lack of a glossary, the reader is ...more
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