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Hubris, a Railroad Through the Grand Canyon, and the Death of Frank Mason Brown: A Parable for Our Time
Price: Free! Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
“Really!? A railroad through the bottom of the Grand Canyon?” Crazy, right? But in fact, it came closer to happening than most realize. Here is the little-known story of how hubris killed the railroad’s president and saved the Grand Canyon. It offers a lesson on the fate of men who concoct such schemes and promise riches without regard to environmental consequences or costs to future generations.
Mud Puddlers
Pre-release—available July 1, 2017. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,370. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
William Black isn’t content pouring Hoover Dam's concrete. He’s more concerned with running an underground lottery complete with runners, middle men—the works. The only thing standing in his way is the boomtown's mayor. He'd love nothing more than to send Black to the back of the bread line, or worse. He could cement Black's legacy as a warning to every gangster intent on creating Sin City.
Oil and Water: An Oilman's Quest to Save the Source of America's Most Endangered River
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016 by UCRA. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
The story of the epic struggle to save the headwaters of the Colorado River.
Hoover Dam: The Boulder Canyon Project - Historic Setting, Construction History, Design, Boulder City, Post Construction History, Settlement of Project Lands, Uses of Project Water
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River about 35 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Located on the Arizona-Nevada State line, the dam and reservoir are in the counties of Mohave, in Arizona, and Clark, in Nevada.
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West - The Bureau of Reclamation: From Developing to Managing Water, 1945-2000, Volume 2 - Part 1: Hells Canyon, Columbia, Utah, Arizona, Fish versus Dams
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
During the second half of the twentieth century the Bureau of Reclamation underwent transitions reflected in this volume: From Developing to Managing Water, 1945-2000.
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West - The Bureau of Reclamation: Origins and Growth to 1945, Volume 1 - Part 2 - Great Depression, Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River, Hoover Dam, Indian Land
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
The Bureau of Reclamation has a grand tradition, and this volume tells the fascinating story of that tradition from Reclamation's beginnings to the end of World War II. The story of Reclamation is deeply entwined in the development of the American West in the twentieth century and beyond.
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West - The Bureau of Reclamation: Origins and Growth to 1945, Volume 1 - Part 1 - Great Depression, Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River, Hoover Dam, Indian Land
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
The Bureau of Reclamation has a grand tradition, and this volume tells the fascinating story of that tradition from Reclamation's beginnings to the end of World War II. The story of Reclamation is deeply entwined in the development of the American West in the twentieth century and beyond.
The Bureau of Reclamation: History Essays from the Centennial Symposium - Part 2: Central Valley Project, Glen Canyon Dam, Hydropolitics, One Hundred Years, Veterans, CCC, Colorado River, West Water
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,770. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
Reclamation's history is a rich tapestry filled with the politics, colorful personalities, and the unique character of the West. It is marked by engineering accomplishments and economic growth woven into the tapestry of western water development and delivery. These essays prepared for Reclamation's history symposium in 2002 add new dimensions to the story of Reclamation.
Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Dams and Water Projects: Colorado River Project, Dallas Creek Project, Glen Canyon Unit, Smith Fork Project - History, Construction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
Four documents from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provide unique insight into the history of Colorado River dams and water projects.
Central Utah Project (CUP): Bonneville Unit - Historic Reclamation Projects Book - Water Projects, Flood Control, Starvation Dam, Reservoirs, Aqueducts, Tunnels, Canals, Power Plants
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,100. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
The history of the CUP is as large and complex as the project itself. And as with the project, the popular notion is that the history of the Bonneville Unit is the history of the CUP.