A Prophetic Romance; Mars to Earth

 
9781236999573: A Prophetic Romance; Mars to Earth

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... can go from charming surf bathing to snow and ice in less than an hour, and all within the city limits. An elevated road runs from the mountain tops to the sea." i "I am delighted with the streets of your cities," I observed, "they are arranged with a view to the "pleasure and comfort of the people." "Yes," replied the historian, " we try to make the masses contented and happy, and they are not hard to please. The common people need our help, if anyone does, and the good of their homes and firesides is always had in view in our legislation and courts of law. Years ago a new pavement composed of rubber, aluminum and asbestos was introduced, and it has proved most valuable. Recently, large deposits of what is called bituminous rubber have been discovered in the mountains southwest of the capital, and this is to be introduced for the paving of streets and making of sidewalks. We look back with pity to the time when the inhabitants of cities were constantly fretted, shocked and horrified by the unending clang and clatter, the incessant, insufferable, distressing roaring and rumbling caused by all manner of traflic rushing wildly over the crowded streets of large cities. The wars of olden times were only a little more destructive to human life and happiness. It was a species of cruelty the very contemplation of which sends a dart of pain through the heart of every humane man and woman. It is different now. Tires to all manner of vehicles, at the present time, are made of the same material with which the streets are paved; they are from four to six inches in width, and as they pass, propelled by electricity, they make little more noise than the steps of a child. Another improvement has been...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 42 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.1in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: . . . can go from charming surf bathing to snow and ice in less than an hour, and all within the city limits. An elevated road runs from the mountain tops to the sea. i I am delighted with the streets of your cities, I observed, they are arranged with a view to the pleasure and comfort of the people. Yes, replied the historian, we try to make the masses contented and happy, and they are not hard to please. The common people need our help, if anyone does, and the good of their homes and firesides is always had in view in our legislation and courts of law. Years ago a new pavement composed of rubber, aluminum and asbestos was introduced, and it has proved most valuable. Recently, large deposits of what is called bituminous rubber have been discovered in the mountains southwest of the capital, and this is to be introduced for the paving of streets and making of sidewalks. We look back with pity to the time when the inhabitants of cities were constantly fretted, shocked and horrified by the unending clang and clatter, the incessant, insufferable, distressing roaring and rumbling caused by all manner of traflic rushing wildly over the crowded streets of large cities. The wars of olden times were only a little more destructive to human life and happiness. It was a species of cruelty the very contemplation of which sends a dart of pain through the heart of every humane man and woman. It is different now. Tires to all manner of vehicles, at the present time, are made of the same material with which the streets are paved; they are from four to six inches in width, and as they pass, propelled by electricity, they make little more noise than the steps of a child. Another improvement has been. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236999573

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