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Great projects : the epic story of the building of America : from the taming of the Mississippi to the invention of the Internet

Author: James Tobin
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Projects and engineers include James Buchanan Eads and flood control on the lower Mississippi; Arthur Powell Davis and Frank Crowe and the Hoover Dam; John Bloomfield Jervis and the Croton Aqueduct that brought clean water to New York City; Othmar Ammann and the bridges of New York City; Thomas Edison and electricity; Samuel Insull and the spread of electricity across the nation; Fred Salvucci and the Big Dig to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tobin, James, 1956-
Great projects.
New York : Free Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)637004424
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Tobin
ISBN: 0743210646 9780743210645
OCLC Number: 46641907
Description: viii, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Water. ch. 1. The lower Mississippi --
ch. 2. The Colorado --
2. Power. ch. 3. Edison's light --
ch. 4. Electric nation --
3. t Metropolis. ch. 5. Water for the millions --
ch 6. Ammann's bridge --
4. Pathways. ch. 7. The big dig --
ch. 8. The Internet.
Responsibility: James Tobin.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_363514
991000531779705351

Abstract:

Projects and engineers include James Buchanan Eads and flood control on the lower Mississippi; Arthur Powell Davis and Frank Crowe and the Hoover Dam; John Bloomfield Jervis and the Croton Aqueduct that brought clean water to New York City; Othmar Ammann and the bridges of New York City; Thomas Edison and electricity; Samuel Insull and the spread of electricity across the nation; Fred Salvucci and the Big Dig to revamp Boston's street system; J.C.R. Licklider who first imagined the Intenet.
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