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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) ePub download

by Alan Witschonke,Elizabeth Mann

  • Author: Alan Witschonke,Elizabeth Mann
  • ISBN: 1931414025
  • ISBN13: 978-1931414029
  • ePub: 1769 kb | FB2: 1861 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History
  • Publisher: Mikaya Press; First Edition edition (October 6, 2001)
  • Pages: 48
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 224
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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) ePub download

Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. This time period was between the late 1800Th and the beginning years of the 1900th. These men saw this as sellable farm land, but there was the Colorado they had to contend with.

Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an . and is cofounder of Mikaya Press. The river had a tendency to be of near-drought water levels to flooding levels with little warning whatsoever.

Now in paperback They called the river the Red Bull. Building the Hoover Dam was hard, dangerous work and many people died constructing it. 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. However, times were so tought, there was no shortage of people willing to work on it.

Book Format: Choose an option. 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 Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book). 1931414130 (ISBN13: 9781931414135).

Now in paperback!They called the river the Red Bull  . The Hoover Dam: The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book).

By Alan Witschonke, Elizabeth Mann. Filled with photographs and colorful illustrations, this informative book tells the story of the Hoover Dam and how it became a modern wonder of the world. Other Books You Might Like.

Elizabeth Mann & Alan Witschonke. Built during the Great Depression Hoover Dam was set in an unforgiving landscape whose climate defied habitation, much less backbreaking physical labor. Publisher Description. Desert silt gave the Colorado River its distinctive color, but it was its power and unpredictability that made its reputation. Yet during those hard times and in that desolate place, there rose an extraordinary feat of engineering, one of America's most enduring landmarks an epic tale of adventure and danger.

The Hoover Dam. The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World . The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and The Taming of a Wild River (Wonders of the World Book). Published September 12, 2006 by Mikaya Press Hoover Dam (Ariz.

Hoover Dam. The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and the Taming of a Wild River · Wonders of the World . The story of the construction and engineering of the Hoover Dam with the Great Depression as a background. History Juvenile Nonfiction Engineering. The Story of Hard Times, Tough People and the Taming of a Wild River · Wonders of the World Books. by Elizabeth Mann Author · Alan Witschonke Illustrator.

The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 in the Black Canyon . At the time of its completion, it was among the tallest dams in the world.

The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1936 in the Black Canyon area in Nevada and Arizona. It remains the largest concrete framework dam in the United States of America as a popular tourist attraction for people from all over the world. It also provides energy to more than 7 million people in the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Alan Witschonke is the illustrator of four Wonders of the World books: The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, The Great Wall and Hoover Dam. show more.

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

Ndav
This book is an award winning non-fiction book written for young readers, but perfect for adults who want to learn a little about the Hoover Dam. Sometimes, information presented simply, and with pictures, just gives the basic background about a topic that is needed. We had just visited the Hoover Dam and it was fascinating. My husband had a few other questions, so I ordered this book. It is great, because it has some primary source pictures, some colored drawings, and the writing is basic, but gives a lot of details.
Rarranere
Such and interesting and enjoyable book.
LadyShlak
Bought this for friends who just came back from seeing the Hoover Dam but didn't purchase, regrettably, a souviner book on the Dam. This purchase pleased them. It not only had a good historical view with plenty of interesting facts, it had lovely, lovely artistic renderings plus clear and informative photos. Would definitely order others of this series.
Burilar
Good book....great service
Anayanis
My father loved this book.
great ant
great
Kupidon
Very good book but seems to written for children. I did enjoy the book.
(A person walking downs a construction tunnel dressed in scrappy, grimy clothes, walks past two workers; one stooping down and drinking cool water, who glanced warily upward; the other was coughing uproariously: both workers in the dam, both in the Great Depression. The man continues to walk past till he stops and looks up at you with his rugged, exhausted face and uttered, "Do you know the story?")

Timeline
Planning and preparation (1922-1931) Construction (1931-1936)
The Great Depression (1929-1936)

The Hoover Dam was moored and built in Black canyon, at the southern tip of Nevada (another canyon was optioned and is known as Boulder canyon, but the mineral stone that held it together would have been weak under the strain of the dam's weight, so it was decided against it). Before the plans to build a dam of such magnitude were ever conceptualized, the notion to gain control of the wild and unpredictable Colorado river was in the minds of many people, but especially in the minds of certain businessmen who had their eyes on the river and on a stretch of organically rich yet mostly arid land known as Paradise Valley. This time period was between the late 1800Th and the beginning years of the 1900th. These men saw this as sellable farm land, but there was the Colorado they had to contend with. The river had a tendency to be of near-drought water levels to flooding levels with little warning whatsoever. So to remedy the situation, they built earthen mounds to redirect and irrigate the land, which worked well, for a time, which they probably knew would not hold. Even so, the land became lush, and they able sell the land to farmers and make a handsome profit. Years later, when the Colorado flooded and the earthen mounds failed, the land the farmers had grown to love, would, out of financial distress, be sold to the state, and became something of a nightmarish situation.

The earthen mounds were not built to withstand the Colorado, but the Hoover Dam was.

The illustrator of the book did a great job of making the pictures colorful and photographs convey the hardships of, not only the dam workers, but also the people who lived during the Great Depression. With them, the background writing and segments of personal accounts, which also was done very well, had added gravity to it, making it a very good book. All this being said, I would recommend it as a book taken out of the library instead of being purchased, unless you are absolutely want to buy it.

One of my greatest complaints is not against this book, but against the publisher. This book, contrary to where the subject of the book is located, was printed in China. This might not bother others, but it did me. I suppose, unfortunately, that there is little loyalty for the betterment of one's people and nation these days.

-Jake Smithers
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