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The Dam Builders

Author : Bill Gulick
ISBN : 0826334865
Genre : Fiction
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This is the fourth and final volume in the "Roll on Columbia" series that follows the course of the ecological destruction in the Pacific Northwest's vital watershed.

The Dam Builders

Author : Jim Miller
ISBN : 9780857905635
Genre : History
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In the 30 years between the end of World War II and 1975, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole of the country north of the Highland Line. Nothing on such a scale had been attempted before, and the "schemes", as they were called, symbolized far more than huge devices for the generation of electricity. Fired by the idealism of Tom Johnston, the Board's founder, the schemes brought regeneration and hope. This book is a vivid account of the schemes and includes eyewitness stories from many of the workers - from dam builders, engineers, tunnel tigers, linemen - who made the electrification of the Highlands a reality and now, often for the first time, tell what it was like. The names of the schemes - Loch Sloy, Glen Shira, Tummel-Garry, the Conon Valley, Glen Affric, Strathfarrar-Kilmorack, Glenmoriston-Garry, Shin, Breadalbane, Ben Cruachan - are vivid in the memories of all who worked on them, in an epic of hard physical labour in a beautiful landscape. By the time the last scheme was opened in Foyers in 1975, the engineers commissioned by the Board had built some 50 major dams and power stations, almost 200 miles of tunnel, 400 miles of road and over 20,000 miles of power line. The Board had to overcome adverse weather and thrawn geology, as well as political opposition. At the peak of construction the workforce numbered around 12,000 and included men from Ireland and many parts of Europe as well as indigenous Scots. They are all proud of what they achieved.

The Dam Builders

Author : James E. Kelly
ISBN : 0201057271
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces each step in the design and construction of earthfill and masonry dams and describes the equipment and machinery used.

Water Sheikhs And Dam Builders

Author : Francesca de Chatel
ISBN : 9781351321501
Genre : Nature
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Francesca de Chatel explores the problems and paradoxes of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa. She takes an entirely new angle on the much-discussed question of water scarcity by examining the history and culture of water from a human perspective. Unlike other books on the subject that provide specialized geopolitical, economic, and hydrological analyses, this book presents the reality of water scarcity through the eyes of those confronting the problem on a daily basis. The author provides a colorful and diverse portrait of a resource that is inextricably entwined with the history and future of the region and its peoples. Using research obtained in her travels, she combines lively character sketches, interviews, travel descriptions, historical anecdotes, and hard facts to reveal the complexity of this invaluable resource. Besides identifying the causes of the current water crisis, the book also discusses the reason for a lack of awareness among the general public, and deals with a variety of themes: the role of water in religions and ideologies, the impact of large-scale water projects on people's perception of the resource, and the politics of water pricing. In exploring the past, present, and future of water in the region, de Chatel exposes the roots of the current water crisis.

Chip The Dam Builder

Author : Jim Kjelgaard
ISBN : 1479442712
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When disaster struck the beaver colony, Chip, the wise old leader, started out in search of a new home. It was a perilous journey, filled with danger from man and beast. But old Chip won through, to build another home for his faithful mate and their new family of kits. The beaver pond became a center of wilderness activity. It was a refuge for Trim, the deer, and her little fawn; for King, the trout, and his offspring; for the geese and the muskrats and the frogs. It was also a hunting ground for Wraith, the horned owl; for Ripple, the otter; and above all, for Glare, the lynx, who tried once too often to catch the old dam builder. "A spellbinder of a book -- informative and compelling -- in a holding tale of wilderness wildlife." -- Virginia Kirkus

Lesser Railways Of The Yorkshire Dales

Author : Harold D. Bowtell
ISBN : 1871980097
Genre : Dams
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Building The Hoover Dam

Author : Rebecca Stefoff
ISBN : 9781502629715
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Hoover Dam is called one of American's seven modern civil engineering wonders. Hurdles to clear included building access roads, diverting the Colorado River, and creating a way to cure massive amounts of concrete quickly enough to complete the project on time. Readers will learn how what was then the world's tallest dam was built in a region that presented challenges in geography and weather.

The Building Of The Oroville Dam

Author : Larry R. Matthews
ISBN : 9781439644546
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In the early 1960s, thousands of construction workers and their families came to Oroville, in Northern California, to help build the largest earth-fill dam in the world. Located nine miles northeast of town, the Oroville Dam would be the cornerstone of the California State Water Project, which would provide flood control, electric power, recreation, and water to California residents. The project was so massive that it would reinvent the look of much of the area; require the building of roads, bridges, and railroads; inundate much of the area’s history under hundreds of feet of water; and greatly effect the lives of the residents of Oroville. The successful completion of the project came at a price—34 construction workers died.

Early Dam Builders In Britain

Author : G. M. Binnie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040793189
Genre : Dams
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An account of the early days of water engineering, this volume traces the development of dam building in Britain from Roman times to the Victorian period. The author's research provides information for both the layman and the professional engineer.

The Dam Builders

Author : Joe Clabby
ISBN : 109715551X
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In 1912, while on his honeymoon on Campobello Island in the Canadian Maritimes, hydrologist and dam engineer Dexter P. Cooper had an epiphany. He envisioned a massive dam - one that stretched from the Canadian mainland to Eastport, Maine - and from Pleasant Point, Maine down Passamaquoddy Bay to Lubec. If built, his dam would generate a million megawatts of renewable energy daily! This dam would eventually be known as "The Quoddy Dam."Book 1, The Dam Builders, is the prelude to Dexter's efforts to build his massive, tidal-driven dam in Downeast Maine. Before building his "Quoddy Dam," Dexter helped build one of the world's largest dams on the Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa. He was also involved in building dams on the Tennessee River at Muscle Shoals in Alabama; on the Zumbro River near Rochester, Minnesota - and on the Nile River at Aswan, Egypt.During the thirteen years that elapsed between the time that Dexter first imagined his Quoddy Dam - and the time he started building his dream dam - the United States and the world went through many profound changes. The United States entered World War I; the country's economy soared during the "Roaring 20s;" jazz was introduced; women demanded equal rights; Prohibition prohibited the sale of alcohol; morals and mores changed - with the effect of those changes still evident today. These events serve as a backdrop that explains the life and times of the book's main characters.The Dam Builders also introduces Dexter's wife Gertie; Dexter's brother Hugh Cooper; and a cast of characters from Maine who, in later books become key players in Dexter's attempt to build the Quoddy Dam. "The Mainers" shed light on the Maine attitudes and mores at the beginning of the 20th Century. Book 1 also introduces Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), the 32nd president of the United States, who actually owned a "cottage" on Campobello Island - and who crossed paths with Dexter Cooper long before he became president. FDR will play a central role in the final book of the series: Book 4: The Quoddy Dams."To learn understand who Dexter P. Cooper really was - and to understand how the events of the day influenced his life and future actions - Book 1 is a must read in the "Stewards of the Bay" series.

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