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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
Book 2072/Completed: 6/20/2004

LC Control Number: 2001033016
Author(s):Tobin, James, 1956-
Published/Created:New York: Free Press, c2001.
Description:viii, 322 p.: ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
ISBN:0743210646
Contents:Machine generated contents note: 1 WATER INTRODUCTION 2 -- CHAPTER ONE 6 -- THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI -- CHAPTER TWO 38 -- THE COLORADO -- 2 POWER INTRODUCTION 72 -- CHAPTER THREE 76 -- EDISON'S LIGHT -- CHAPTER FOUR 110 -- ELECTRIC NATION -- 3 METROPOLIS -- INTRODUCTION 154 -- CHAPTER FIVE 158 -- WATER FOR THE MILLIONS -- CHAPTER SIX 188 -- AMMANN'S BRIDGE -- 4 PATHWAYS -- INTRODUCTION 226 -- CHAPTER SEVEN 230 -- THE BIG DIG -- CHAPTER EIGHT 268 -- THE INTERNET -- Afterword 303 -- Author's Note -- on Sources 305 -- Acknowledgments 311 -- Illustration Credits 313 -- Index 315.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-310) and index.
Subjects:Engineering--United States--History.
LC Classification:TA23 .T63 2001
Dewey Class No.:609.73 21
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