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Flood Control
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Situation Desperate: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950

Leland R Johnson

 Traces the federal program from its tentative beginnings in the 19th century to the enactment of a permanent federal policy on disaster assistance in 1950. Explains how the Engineers came to acquire that mission during the great Mississippi River... (read more)

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Whole Life-Cycle Costing: Risk and Risk Responses

Halim A. Boussabaine

CHUNG J. KUO, PhD, is Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.... (read more)

Soil Science and Mechanics
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Soil Mechanics Fundamentals

Isao Ishibashi

While many introductory texts on soil mechanics are available, most are either lacking in their explanations of soil behavior or provide far too much information without cogent organization. More significantly, few of those texts go beyond memorization... (read more)

Dams and Reservoirs
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Hoover Dam (Images of America)

Renee Corona Kolvet

Hoover Dam was America's shining light during the dark days of the Great Depression. This monumental structure was the largest federal works project of its time, constructed after years of scientific study and political maneuvering by California boosters.... (read more)

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Developing Gis Solutions With Mapobjects and Visual Basic / With CD (02 Edition)

Bruce A. Ralston

This book/CD-ROM package offers GIS professionals and students with programming skills a tutorial on creating GIS applications using MapObjects and Visual Basic. It shows how to use the latest version of MapObjects ActiveX control and introduces... (read more)

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Hoover Dam: An American Adventure

Joseph Stevens

In the spring of 1931, in a rugged desert canyon on the Arizona-Nevada border, an army of workmen began one of the most difficult and daring building projects ever undertakenand#151;the construction of Hoover Dam. Through the worst years of the Great... (read more)

Soil and Rock
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Principles of Geotechnical Engineering (7TH 10 - Old Edition)

Braja M. Das

Intended as an introductory text in soil mechanics, the seventh edition of Das, PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING offers an overview of soil properties and mechanics together with coverage of field practices and basic engineering procedure... (read more)

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Moon Men Return: USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts

Scott W Carmichael

This book documents the role played by USS Hornet (CVS-12) in the recovery of the Apollo 11 Command Module after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on 24 July 1969. The book covers a period of time leading up to the recovery of Apollo 11, from... (read more)

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