The Names of Pittsburgh: How the City, Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks and More Got Their Names

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Local History Company, 2009 - Names, Geographical - 200 pages
Bob Regan mines the rich vein of Pittsburgh┐s history by continually finding a new lens through which to view the past. His previous two books┐The Steps of Pittsburgh and The Bridges of Pittsburgh┐were received with acclaim, drawing fans from the Pittsburgh diaspora around the world. The Names of Pittsburgh does the same as Regan explores the names of the men and women┐not to mention scientific paraphernalia, patents, astronomical terms, grape varietals, et al.┐from the region┐s history which dot the landscape. Each provides a segue into a broader discussion of some fascinating aspect of Pittsburgh┐s past.

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Bob Regan is a solutions architect for vertical markets at Adobe Systems, Inc. In that role, he serves as the technical lead for the education, government, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, and life science markets. It is his responsibility to connect with the specific needs, challenges, and successes of customers working to create digital content and applications. He works with each team to help them collect customer experiences and communicate them into the product organization, and assemble solutions based on these requirements. Bob's first role in the software world as an accessibility advocate continues to play an important part of his day-to-day life. Now with Adobe, he is part of a much larger team looking at accessibility issues from product design to engineering, from content authoring through to the end user. Ensuring that the Web is a great experience to us all remains a great passion of his.

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