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Rubble

By Byles, Jeff




Jeff Byles has written feature articles and critical reviews about architecture, urbanism, and culture for the New York Times, Metropolis, and other publications. He earned his MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage and lives in New York City. Visit his website at jeffbyles.com.


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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

2005-06-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

2006-04-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.38


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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Hardcover. 140005057X New Condition. . New.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Broadway Books. PAPERBACK. 0307345289 New Condition. . New.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

2005-06-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $44.59


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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Three Rivers Press. Used - Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Three Rivers Press, 2006-11-28. Paperback. Good.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 140005057x . STiff unmarked book, about new, in crisp dust jacket. “Urban design, it turns out, is as much about subtraction as addition. With matchless wit, Jeff Byles explores the American obsession with demolishing our architectural past. He’s the poet laureate of those unsung heroes: the ‘unbuilders. ’” —Mike Davis, author of Dead Cities ; 1.5 x 8.35 x 5.75 Inches; 368 pages .

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Rubble: Unearthing The History Of Demolition

Jeff Byles

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harmony Books, 2005. pp.353 with index. b/w photos. clean tight copy. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Rubble: Unearthing The History Of Demolition

BYLES, JEFF

New York, New York: Harmony Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 140005057X . Hardcover, 353 pages in fine condition with fine dustjacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. First-ever biograohy of the wrecking trade, a riveting, character-filled narrative of how the black art of demolition grew to become a multibillion-dollar business, an extreme spectator sport, and a touchstone for what we value, what we disdain, and who we were and what we wish to become. Urban design is as much about subtraction as addition.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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Rubble : unearthing the history of demolition / by Jeff Byles

Byles, Jeff

New York : Harmony Books, 2005. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 353 pages; Description: xii, 353 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-346) and index. Subjects: Wrecking --Construction industry --History. Summary: From the straight boulevards that smashed their way through rambling old Paris to create the city we know today to the televised implosion of Las Vegas casinos to make room for America's ever grander desert of dreams, demolition has long played an ambiguous role in our lives. In lively, colorful prose, Rubble rides the wrecking ball through key episodes in the world of demolition. Stretching over more than five hundred years of razing and toppling, this story looks back to London's Great Fire of 1666, where self-deputized wreckers artfully blew houses apart with barrels of gunpowder to halt the furious blaze, and spotlights the advent of dynamite-courtesy of demolition's patron saint, Alfred Nobel-that would later fuel epochal feats of unbuilding such as the implosion of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis. Rubble also delves beyond these bravura blasts to survey the world-jarring invention of the wrecking ball; the oddly stirring ruin of New York's old Pennsylvania Station, that potent symbol of the wrecker run amok; and the ever busy bulldozers in places as diverse as Detroit, Berlin, and the British countryside. Rich with stories of demolition's quirky impresarios-including Mark Loizeaux, the world-famous engineer of destruction who brought Seattle's Kingdome to the ground in mere seconds-this account makes first-hand forays to implosion sites and digs extensively into wrecking's little-known historical record. Rubble is also an exploration of what happens when buildings fall, when monuments topple into memory, and when “destructive creativity” tears down to build again. It unearths the world of demolition for the first time and, along the way, throws a penetrating light on the role that destruction must play in our lives as a necessary prelude to renewal. Told with arresting detail and energy, this tale goes to the heart of the scientific, social, economic, and personal meaning of how we unbuild our world. Rubble is the first-ever biography of the wrecking trade, a riveting, character-filled narrative of how the black art of demolition grew to become a multibillion-dollar business, an extreme spectator sport, and a touchstone for what we value, what we disdain, who we were, and what we wish to become..

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Harmony, 2005-11-22. Hardcover. New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape,

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Three Rivers Press. Used - Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

New York: Harmony Books. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2005. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 353 pp. .

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Harmony, 2005-11-22. annotated edition. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Rubble : Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Crown/Archetype, 2006. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Used - Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Rubble : Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Crown/Archetype, 2006. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $6.13


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Rubble: Unearthing The History Of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harmony Books, 2005. a solid copy; ---------- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED --------- FAST, COURTEOUS SERVICE ------ ALL DUSTJACKETS ARE COVERED WITH NEW CLEAR MYLAR PROTECTOR -----. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Hardback/Fine Dustjacket. Illus. by Illustrated Throughout. 6 x 8". Remainder Dot on Bottom Edge.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Broadway Books. PAPERBACK. 0307345289 Byles, Jeff. Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 2005. x, 353pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good. Light rubbing to edges. . Very Good. 2005.

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Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Hardcover. 140005057X No CD Included. Access code may be previously used. Moderate dirt wear, wrinkling or creasing on cover or spine. Good binding. Moderate writing and highlighting. Cover has used book stickers or residue. Marker on cover or bottom edge of book. . Good.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Paperback. Very Good.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony and True Grit. HARDCOVER. 2005. 140005057X :Binding:HardcoverVendor: HarmonySubject:Technology & Engineering | History . G.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Byles, Jeff

Harmony. Hardcover. 140005057X . . New. 2005.

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Rubble : Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Crown Publishing Group, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Harmony, 2005-11-22. Hardcover. Good.

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Rubble

Byles, Jeff

Hardback. Very Good.

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

brand_new. Book and Cover in Excellent Condition

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Broadway Books. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).

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Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition

Jeff Byles

Harmony. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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