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3 edition of Who built the dam? found in the catalog.

Who built the dam?

A picture story

by Norman Bate

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hydroelectric power plants,
  • Dams

  • About the Edition

    Shows the construction of a hydroelectric dam and a powerhouse which will control a raging mountain river and provide energy and electricity for an entire valley.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.B2943 We
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[32] p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24755761M
    LC Control Number58006438

    being built regardless of relative. When projecting and designing an embankment dam usually the cost of the spillway constructed as an independent body is high in comparison to the global. Around B.C, the ancient Egyptians built the first known dam to exist. The dam was called the Sadd el-Kafara, which in Arabic means "Dam of the Pagans. The dam was 37 ft tall, ft wide at the crest and ft at the bottom. The dam was made of rubble masonry walls on the outsides and filled with , tons of gravel and stone.

    It also has a rich, fascinating history. The information center at the dam has a bunch of binders full of old photos in it dating back to the ’s (you kind of have to look for them on the counter). The Fontana Dam was built during WWII to control flooding in the area and to power Alcoa’s aluminum production.   FAST FACTS: GRAND ETHIOPIA RENAISSANCE DAM. Where: Blue Nile, about 20 miles from Sudan border Dam size: m high, 1,m long Reservoir size: Floods 1, sq km; holds about 70 bn cubic meters of water (equivalent to annual flow of Blue Nile at Sudan border) Resettlement: At le people Dam Cost: US$bn (equal to about 15% of Ethiopia’s GDP in , and .

    The dam, four hundred and twenty feet tall and nearly two thousand feet wide, was built with financing from the World Bank to provide power for the copper mines of what was then Northern Rhodesia. Author Paul VanDevelder, who penned the book Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation, a history of the three tribes flooded by the Garrison Dam, speaks on the U.S.


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Who built the dam? by Norman Bate Download PDF EPUB FB2

Who Built the Dam. by Bate, Norman Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use.

Library binding. Boards betray fading and nicks and other signs of wear and imperfection commensurate with age. Binding is tight and structurally sound. Pages absent any extraneous Rating: % positive. A simple, distinctive semi-fictional account of the building of a dam and the taming of a river, this is memorable and artful presentation textually and pictorially.

Bravo for this imaginative and succinct expression The repetition of the theme of the willful river's determination to assert itself and the vigorous pictures of the little-by-little steps through which it is harnessed together.

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