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Books in Then and Now series

  • San Francisco Then and Now®

    Dennis Evanosky

    Hardcover (Pavilion, Jan. 1, 2017)
    San Francisco Then and Now pairs photographs over a century old with specially commissioned views of the same scenes as they exist today.San Francisco is home to some of America’s most intriguing architecture and design, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, the ornate Chinatown, and the mysterious prison on Alcatraz Island, which housed legendary inmates such as gangster Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert Stroud, also known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz." The book alows you to visit Coit Tower and Lombard Street—the "crookedest street in the world"—on Telegraph Hill, hop on one of the famous streetcars and travel through eclectic neighborhoods where Victorian sophistication is juxtaposed with modern elements. Stop by the Mission District, which was once home to the Ohlone Indians and Spanish missionaries, and is now full of artists and hipsters.San Francisco has seen the dawn of many countercultural movements. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was home to Beat poets and writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, as well as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the landmark City Lights Bookstore. San Francisco has also seen the birth of social trends that influenced the nation: antiwar protests, the sexual revolution, and the fight for women’s rights. Beat, counterculture, and gay and lesbian movements have thrived in such storied neighborhoods as North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, and the Castro. Sites include: Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Nob Hill, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, Lotta's Fountain, Union Square, Candlestick Point, Alamo Square, Castro District, Twin Peaks, Haight-Ashbury, Cliff House, Ocean Beach.
  • Transportation Then and Now

    Nadia Higgins

    Library Binding (Jump!, Inc., Jan. 1, 2019)
    "Leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected transportation through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index."--Provided by publisher.
  • Ancient Wonders - Then & Now

    Lonely Planet Kids, Stuart Hill, Lindsey Spinks

    Hardcover (Lonely Planet, Sept. 18, 2018)
    Ancient Wonders - Then & Now introduces children to some of history's most famous civilisations and the amazing palaces, temples and buildings they created. In this interactive and fact-filled tour, kids will discover all about each man-made marvel, what it looks like today, and its influence on modern life. Then, by opening the gatefolds and lifting flaps, they'll find out how these wonders were built, what they once looked like, and their role in ancient society. Kids will experience gladiatorial combat in Rome, a Chinese army built from clay, Cleopatra's sunken underwater palace, and lots more. Historical sites featured: Angkor Wat Machu Picchu The Roman Baths The Parthenon The Colosseum Stonehenge Petra The Great Pyramid of Giza The Terracotta Army Cleopatra's Palace Chichen Itza Easter Island About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
  • San Diego Then and Now®

    Nancy Hendrickson

    Hardcover (Pavilion, April 1, 2016)
    Known to its residents as "America’s Finest City," San Diego has a mild, inviting climate and stunning coastal scenery. San Diego Then and Now looks at how the city developed from a small village settled by early Franciscan missionaries and the Spanish military. It came under U.S. rule in 1846, but it was not until 1867 when San Francisco speculator and businessman Alonzo E. Horton acquired 960 acres of waterfront land and promoted it as "New Town" that San Diego really began to take off.San Diego Then and Now pairs archival photographs with modern views of the same scene to illustrate the city’s growth since these humble beginnings. It shows how the city’s architecture still reflects and preserves its Spanish heritage but also incorporates modern glass skyscrapers and Victorian mansions.Sites include: Horton Plaza, U.S. Grant Hotel, Stingaree District, Speckels Theatre, Fifth Avenue, Seaport Village, Embarcadero, Star of India, Coronado, Hotel del Coronado, Santa Fe Depot, Carnegie Library, El Cortez Hotel, Long-Waterman Mansion, Villa Montezuma, The Prado, San Diego Zoo, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego High School, Hillcrest, City Heights, Kensington, La Casa de Estudillo, Casa de Bandini, Whaley House, Junipero Serra Museum, Ballast Point, Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach.
  • Huntington Beach

    Chris Epting

    Paperback (Arcadia Publishing, June 11, 2008)
    The 100-year history of Huntington Beach is a rich amalgam of agriculture, oil, surfing, beach culture, aerospace, and small-town America. This comparative, visual evolution of the city is crafted for both locals and tourists alike, featuring some of the most defining views ever captured of Surf City, USA®.
  • Communication Then and Now

    Nadia Higgins

    Library Binding (Jump!, Inc., Jan. 1, 2019)
    In Communication Then and Now, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take readers through the cultural and technological advances that affected communication through time. Readers will compare life in the past to life today. An infographic highlights a period in communication. What Do You Think? sidebars and an activity encourage deeper inquiry. Communication Then and Now also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
  • Hershey

    James D. McMahon Jr

    Paperback (Arcadia Publishing, June 1, 2015)
    In 1903, chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey founded the model town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Today, the Hershey community remains home to The Hershey Company as well as a number of commercial, educational, and philanthropic institutions that continue to bear the Hershey name.
  • Blacksburg

    Terry K. Nicholson, Terri L. Fisher

    Paperback (Arcadia Publishing, June 25, 2012)
    Blacksburg has always been on the frontier's edge: pushing the boundaries of westward expansion in Colonial Virginia, as a leader in agricultural and mechanical education with the founding of a land-grant university in 1872, and home to a leading research institution known today as Virginia Tech. The history revealed by numerous historic structures is the foundation that makes Blacksburg "a Special Place."
  • San Francisco's Sunset District

    Lorri Ungaretti

    Paperback (Arcadia Publishing, Jan. 23, 2012)
    Located in the southwestern part of San Francisco, the Sunset District developed late because of its distance from downtown and because of the sand dunes that covered it for thousands of years. After 1900, as public transportation spread and the automobile became available, housing and streets soon began to cover the Sunset District dunes.
  • Giles County

    Terri L. Fisher

    Paperback (Arcadia Publishing, March 14, 2011)
    The New River, creeks, limestone, timber, mineral springs, mountains, and railroads have shaped the small communities, industries, and tourism of Giles County, Virginia. Many once-bustling places in the county are quieter today, but buildings and landscapes of earlier times are still present and interesting to compare to photographs of the past.
  • 2018 Then and Now - San Francisco Wall Calendar

    Then and Now

    Calendar (Time Factory, Aug. 1, 2017)
    The trademark title - Then and Now® - from Pavilion Books has sold over four million copies since its launch in 2000. Series publisher Frank Hopkinson describes the allure of the Then and Now® series: With our Then And Now series, people love comparing the two photos and seeing whats gone and whats still there. Our 2018, 12"" x 12"" calendar offering transforms 18 book titles into calendars for your daily enjoyment, plus a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019. Printed on matte paper.
  • Life at Home

    Vicki Yates

    Paperback (Heinemann, May 27, 2016)
    Simple text and photographs introduce home life from the past and compare it to the modern conveniences today.