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The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and the Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book)

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Now in paperback: A dramatic and compelling history of one of the great engineering feats: the Hoover Dam. This illustrated history has both human drama: danger, suffering, courage and genius; and technological achievement in a seamless package.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback

They called the river the Red Bull. Desert silt gave the Colorado its distinctive color, but it was its power and unpredictability that made its fierce reputation. Speeding down from the high Rockies, the Colorado would flood without warning, wiping out any farmer foolish enough to settle near its banks.

But what if the Red Bull could be tamed? Farmlands irrigated by the Colorado's waters could bloom in the desert. Cities electrified by the Colorado's power could grow and prosper. The Hoover Dam grew from this dream and with it much of the modern American west.

Built in the middle of The Great Depression, the Hoover Dam was set in an unforgiving landscape whose climate defied habitation much less intense, backbreaking physical labor. Yet, during those hard times and in that desolate place, there rose an extraordinarily sophisticated feat of modern engineering.

The Hoover Dam is the dramatic story of the danger, suffering, courage and genius that went into the building of one of America's most famous landmarks.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers.- Booklist

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931414135
Author:
Mann, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Mikaya Press
Illustrator:
Witschonke, Alan
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Hover Dam (Ariz. And Nev) - History - Juvenil
Subject:
Dams
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Mikaya Paperback
Series:
Wonders of the World Book
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.12x9.95x.17 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback

They called the river the Red Bull. Desert silt gave the Colorado its distinctive color, but it was its power and unpredictability that made its fierce reputation. Speeding down from the high Rockies, the Colorado would flood without warning, wiping out any farmer foolish enough to settle near its banks.

But what if the Red Bull could be tamed? Farmlands irrigated by the Colorado's waters could bloom in the desert. Cities electrified by the Colorado's power could grow and prosper. The Hoover Dam grew from this dream and with it much of the modern American west.

Built in the middle of The Great Depression, the Hoover Dam was set in an unforgiving landscape whose climate defied habitation much less intense, backbreaking physical labor. Yet, during those hard times and in that desolate place, there rose an extraordinarily sophisticated feat of modern engineering.

The Hoover Dam is the dramatic story of the danger, suffering, courage and genius that went into the building of one of America's most famous landmarks.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers.- Booklist

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