Civil Engineering Specific Aspects
Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1476706468
Tells the story of the Bechtel family of entrepreneurs who, after their construction of the Hoover Dam, went on to other massive infrastructure, mining, and energy projects around the world, and their corporation's close ties to Washington.
The Longest War
Paperback ISBN: 1451691602
An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities, and everyday people.
Water to the Angels
William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
Paperback ISBN: 0062251457
Documents the story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct to examine its Gilded Age influences and Mulholland's enduring impact on today's world. By the author ofLast Train to Paradise. 50,000 first printing.
200 Years of the Lancaster Canal
An Illustrated History
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 152670434x
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Lancaster Canal from Wigan to Kendal. Designed by the celebrated engineer John Ronnie, it is notable for a large number of aqueducts, including the magnificent Lune Aqueduct at Lancaster. A large aqueduct across the Ribble Valley at Preston was never built, leaving the canal in two sections connected by a temporary horse tramroad which became permanent. Consequently the 57 miles from Preston to Kendal remained isolated until 2006, when it was connected to the main network via the Ribble estuary. Before the railways were built the canal was unique in running a highly efficient passenger service and for several years actually took over a main line railway company. In 1947 the final 15 miles to Kendal were closed and partly drained. The author was an early member of the Lancaster Canal Trust in 1963, which is now at the forefront of a campaign to re-open the closed section. This book examines the history of the waterway, its powerful effect on the 18-19th century economy of north Lancashire and south Cumbria, the canal as it is today and the offers being made to restore it to navigation throughout.
The Canal Builders
Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal
Paperback ISBN: 0143116789
A revelatory look at a momentous undertaking-from the workers' point of view The Panama Canal has long been celebrated as a triumph of American engineering and ingenuity. In The Canal Builders, Julie Greene reveals that this emphasis has obscured a far more remarkable element of the historic enterprise: the tens of thousands of workingmen and workingwomen who traveled from all around the world to build it. Greene looks past the mythology surrounding the canal to expose the difficult working conditions and discriminatory policies involved in its construction. Drawing extensively on letters, memoirs, and government documents, the book chronicles both the struggles and the triumphs of the workers and their famiÂlies. Prodigiously researched and vividly told, The Canal Builders explores the human dimensions of one of the world's greatest labor mobilizations, and reveals how it launched America's twentieth-century empire.
The Million Dollar Ditch
Paperback ISBN: 1467124818
Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch chronicles the story of a central New York State canal and how it changed the region. In 1825, the Omnibus Canal Bill had called for a survey of a canal linking the Susquehanna River at Binghamton to the Erie Canal in Utica. The idea of a canal was well received in the Chenango Valley but was opposed by many outside it. After eight years of legislative battles, the canal was finally authorized in 1833 with a proposed million-dollar budget. Against seeming insurmountable odds, the 97-mile canal was completed in 1836. Touted as “the best built canal in New York State,
Hardcover ISBN: 0071753664
The Definitive Guide to Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment This Water Environment Federation resource presents best practices for the use of membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment. The book begins with an overview of membrane and biological process fundamentals, followed by coverage of membrane bioreactor system integrated process design. The physical design of features unique to membrane bioreactors and the procurement of membrane equipment are discussed. This authoritative manual also covers the operation of properly designed membrane bioreactor facilities. Membrane Bioreactors covers: - Membrane bioreactor capabilities - Membrane fundamentals - Biological process fundamentals - Membrane bioreactor process design - Membrane bioreactor facility design - Membrane bioreactor membrane equipment procurement - Membrane bioreactor operation
The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal
Paperback ISBN: 1400095182
Traces the construction of the canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and its opening in 1914, describing the human cost in terms of the harsh working conditions and epidemics, and the resulting medical breakthroughs that would transform medicine. Reprint.
Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents
Hardcover ISBN: 1118962818
An introductory text on the investigation of industrial accidents Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss.
Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
Paperback ISBN: 1476706476
The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. 'Dad' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to 'build the world,' from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washington.