Great American Bridges and Dams

Great American Bridges and Dams

by Donald C. Jackson
     
 

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Among the 330 feats of engineering genius documented here are bridges found all over the United States, from Brooklyn to the Golden Gate and landmark dams such as the Hoover, Grand Coulee, Norris and Shasta. The introduction presents an overview of bridge and dam history, while special sections outline preservation issues and demonstrate the significance of these

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Among the 330 feats of engineering genius documented here are bridges found all over the United States, from Brooklyn to the Golden Gate and landmark dams such as the Hoover, Grand Coulee, Norris and Shasta. The introduction presents an overview of bridge and dam history, while special sections outline preservation issues and demonstrate the significance of these structures in America's history.

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Library Journal
pap. $16.95. ref Bridges and dams always stand out as key symbols of public works engineering; Daniel Schodek's Landmarks in American Civil Engineering (MIT Pr., 1987) identified many such prominent structures. Jackson's book is much wider in scope, documenting over 300 historic dams and bridges built primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries. More significantly, the book not only provides facts about the dates, dimensions, and operation of these structures, but also places them in the context of historical, technological, and regional socioeconomic development. Much more than a travel guide, this detailed reference source is recommended for academic and large public libraries. Sarojini Balachandran, Washington Univ. Lib., St. Louis, Mo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471143857
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/1988
Series:
Great American Places Series, #1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.71(d)

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