Floodpath

Floodpath Author Jon Wilkman
ISBN-10 9781620409169
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 336
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Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path. It was a horrific catastrophe, yet one which today is virtually forgotten. With research gathered over more than two decades, award-winning writer and filmmaker Jon Wilkman revisits the deluge that claimed nearly five hundred lives. A key figure is William Mulholland, the self-taught engineer who created an unprecedented water system, allowing Los Angeles to become America's second-largest city, and who was also responsible for the design and construction of the St. Francis Dam. Driven by eyewitness accounts and combining urban history with a life-and-death drama and a technological detective story, Floodpath grippingly reanimates the reality behind L.A. noir fictions such as the classic film Chinatown. In an era of climate change, increasing demand on water resources, and a neglected American infrastructure, the tragedy of the St. Francis Dam has never been more relevant.



David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set

David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 9781451658231
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 2048
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From New York Times bestselling author David McCullough, a special eBook boxed set features books that study key points of American history. The David McCullough Great Moments in History e-book box set includes the following McCullough classics: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.



Wiltshire Heritage Studies

Wiltshire Heritage Studies Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121732320
Release 2004
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In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers

In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers Author Mark Carey
ISBN-10 9780199779840
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 288
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Climate change is producing profound changes globally. Yet we still know little about how it affects real people in real places on a daily basis because most of our knowledge comes from scientific studies that try to estimate impacts and project future climate scenarios. This book is different, illustrating in vivid detail how people in the Andes have grappled with the effects of climate change and ensuing natural disasters for more than half a century. In Peru's Cordillera Blanca mountain range, global climate change has generated the world's most deadly glacial lake outburst floods and glacier avalanches, killing 25,000 people since 1941. As survivors grieved, they formed community organizations to learn about precarious glacial lakes while they sent priests to the mountains, hoping that God could calm the increasingly hostile landscape. Meanwhile, Peruvian engineers working with miniscule budgets invented innovative strategies to drain dozens of the most unstable lakes that continue forming in the twenty first century. But adaptation to global climate change was never simply about engineering the Andes to eliminate environmental hazards. Local urban and rural populations, engineers, hydroelectric developers, irrigators, mountaineers, and policymakers all perceived and responded to glacier melting differently-based on their own view of an ideal Andean world. Disaster prevention projects involved debates about economic development, state authority, race relations, class divisions, cultural values, the evolution of science and technology, and shifting views of nature. Over time, the influx of new groups to manage the Andes helped transform glaciated mountains into commodities to consume. Locals lost power in the process and today comprise just one among many stakeholders in the high Andes-and perhaps the least powerful. Climate change transformed a region, triggering catastrophes while simultaneously jumpstarting modernization processes. This book's historical perspective illuminates these trends that would be ignored in any scientific projections about future climate scenarios.



Geological Survey Professional Paper

Geological Survey Professional Paper Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822023317795
Release 1968
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Geological Survey Professional Paper

Geological Survey Professional Paper Author Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105013192757
Release 1987*
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Technical Conference on Petroleum Production

Technical Conference on Petroleum Production Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X004947810
Release 1961
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Circular

Circular Author Pennsylvania State University. College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Experiment Station
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924058396486
Release 1961
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Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers

Transactions of the American Institute of Mining  Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007686301
Release 1963
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Some vols., 1920-1949, contain collections of papers according to subject.



SPE Reprint Series

SPE Reprint Series Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105004584020
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TENCON IEEE Region 10 International Conference Proceedings

TENCON     IEEE Region 10 International Conference Proceedings Author Baozong Yuan
ISBN-10 0780312325
Release 1990
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United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B632366
Release 1943
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California History

California History Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000107281861
Release 2004
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Public Works Appropriations for 1967

Public Works Appropriations for 1967 Author United States. Congress. House. Appropriations
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105119526650
Release 1966
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ARC User

ARC User Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105115023546
Release 2001
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Bridgewater

Bridgewater Author Bob F. Holton
ISBN-10 9781439626450
Release 2010-08-30
Pages 128
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The story of Bridgewater is one of survival. Since its founding in 1835, this community has endured six major floods, economic crises, and a war that took place on its own soil. Despite the adversity it faced, the town has not only prevailed but has grown into one of the strongest and most progressive towns in Virginia.



A Swift and Deadly Maelstrom The Great Norwich Flood of 1963 A Survivors Story

 A Swift and Deadly Maelstrom  The Great Norwich Flood of 1963  A Survivors Story Author Thomas Moody, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781479748648
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 288
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A Swift and Deadly Maelstrom – The Great Norwich Flood of 1963 A Survivor’s Story – by Thomas R. Moody Jr. The winter of 1962-63 in Norwich Connecticut had been unbearable. Snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures added to an already gloomy and drawn out New England winter, one which had seen its onset begin virtually at the end of the summer of 1962. Spaulding Pond in Mohegan Park, a large wooded enclave in the northern section of town, was abundantly full again this Wednesday, March 6th. So full in fact that it once again posed a challenge to the 110 year old dam by which it was held in place and where a small leak, another in an ever growing line of recent ‘seepages’, was now discovered this afternoon by park workers and reported up to the Public Works Director, himself a witness to these myriad other leaks, and who would summarily dismiss it this day as understood leakage. “And so it was on this Wednesday March 6th, 1963 that Norwich Public Works foreman Monroe Cilley first noticed leakage coming from the southeast side of the dam. After a day of digging ditches in and around the park and checking catch basins throughout the area, Cilley, along with fellow employee Clarence Vantour, returned to the dam at around 4:00 p.m. to check the spillway for trees, debris or other obstructions following the day’s saturating rains. In the immediate downstream area of the dam, there was a small, gravel based, square duck pond which now, upon closer observation was also immensely flooded over. The two men initially attributed this to the recent torrential rains as indeed it was sprinkling even now, but observing the dam up close, Cilley now noticed that water was clearly trickling through it on the eastern end at a point above the southern retaining wall and down the south face and into the small pond. Somewhat alarmed, he now suggested that he and Vantour get out of their truck and perform an inspection at closer range.” This time, unfortunately, this ‘minor leakage’ episode would be different. ‘A Swift and Deadly Maelstrom’ is the true, fully documented story of a horrible tragedy borne out of ignorance and complacency. “As he (Norwich Public Works Director Harold Walz) entered the park on Mohegan Park Rd., driving past the skating pond and travelling north to the immediate east of the dam, he suddenly heard a sound that gave him pause. Slowing his car and opening his window, he heard the unmistakable and unnerving sound of rushing water. Clearly concerned, he quickly maneuvered his headlights onto the south face of the dam and there he now saw water gushing out of a fist sized hole above the base rock wall. This breach was in a different location from where he’d observed the earlier seepage; it was lower and more easterly and thus presented a whole new and dangerous development in the dam’s integrity. Instantly understanding that he had a catastrophic problem on his hands, one with enormous consequences, Walz, again in his personal car and with no radio, raced into action, turning his car around and dashing down to the Public Works garage on Brook St. Arriving there, he rushed in and spoke with night foreman Angelo Yeitz, immediately ordering him to send a worker back up to the dam. “I just came down from the dam and we might lose it.” he exclaimed.” It is also the story, alternately, of life saving heroics, of the efforts of two young men, suddenly trapped in the ensuing floodwaters, to rescue three very young children, those that would tragically lose their mother in this disaster. “With a manic survival instinct now taking hold, the adults, while struggling, managed to somehow re-orient themselves while upside down. The doors to the car had sprung open in the crash and while the onrushing flow cascaded through the overturned car, Ronnie, Honey and Tony all managed to locate the children and physically grasp them before the unthinkable could occur. Noticing their proximity to the, for now, dr