Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

by Timothy L. Parks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531615086
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

In this unique volume, author and historian Timothy L. Parks tells the story of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, an engineering feat equaled only by its "older brother," the Hoover Dam, built 350 miles downstream and some 30 years prior. Through a fascinating collection of photographs, many never before published, Parks illustrates the technology and the equipment, the imagination and the hard work of thousands that made Glen Canyon Dam-and the beautiful Lake Powell- a reality.

Table of Contents

1.The Idea and the Right Location in the Canyon9
2.Before the Dam Could Be Built13
3.Diverting the Waters of the Mighty Colorado River25
4.Five Million Yards of Concrete31
5.Backing Up the Waters of the Mighty Colorado93

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