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Product Description: The history of federal involvement in dam construction goes back at least to the 1820s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built wing dams to improve navigation on the Ohio River. The work expanded after the Civil War, when Congress authorized the Corps to build storage dams on the upper Mississippi River and regulatory dams to aid navigation on the Ohio River...read more

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9781493649044 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 3, 2013, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: The history of federal involvement in dam construction goes back at least to the 1820s, when the U.

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Product Description: This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century. His career developed around a central issue of modern technological society: the debate between two antithetical views of engineering opposing applied science, which relied on general mathematical theories for understanding structures against design, which Maillart championed...read more

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9780521571326 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1997, cover price $104.99 | About this edition: This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century.

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9780521057424 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 24, 2008, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: This comprehensive biography traces the life and works of Robert Maillart, one of the most important engineers and designers of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: Spanish-born Félix Candela (1910–1997) is acknowledged as a master builder who designed and built innovative thin shell concrete roof structures in Mexico. This book goes further, however, hailing Candela as a structural engineer whose elegant forms should be considered works of art...read more

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9780300122091 | Yale Univ Pr, November 25, 2008, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Spanish-born Félix Candela (1910–1997) is acknowledged as a master builder who designed and built innovative thin shell concrete roof structures in Mexico.

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Product Description: Power, Speed, and Form is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939--the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete...read more

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9780691102924 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 2, 2006, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Power, Speed, and Form is the first accessible account of the engineering behind eight breakthrough innovations that transformed American life from 1876 to 1939--the telephone, electric power, oil refining, the automobile, the airplane, radio, the long-span steel bridge, and building with reinforced concrete.

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Product Description: The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression...read more

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9780806137957 | 1 edition (Univ of Oklahoma Pr, October 31, 2006), cover price $36.95 | About this edition: The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity.

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Product Description: This is the story of Philip Kerr and a group of Oxford graduates that founded The Round Table (Journal of International Affairs) in 1910 and influenced British foreign policy over the following thirty years. As the principal thinker of the group, Kerr saw the need for a supra-national grouping and wanted to organize the British Empire into a federal superstate...read more

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9780313321795 | Praeger Security Intl, May 30, 2006, cover price $143.00 | About this edition: This is the story of Philip Kerr and a group of Oxford graduates that founded The Round Table (Journal of International Affairs) in 1910 and influenced British foreign policy over the following thirty years.

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Product Description: An exploration of the outstanding work of four Swiss engineers and their teachers who form an impressive group of structural artists in the 20th century: Wilhelm Ritter (1847-1906); Robert Maillart (1872-1940); Othmar Ammann (1879-1965); Pierre Lardy (1902-1956); Heinz Isler (b...read more

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9780300097863 | Yale Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: An exploration of the outstanding work of four Swiss engineers and their teachers who form an impressive group of structural artists in the 20th century: Wilhelm Ritter (1847-1906); Robert Maillart (1872-1940); Othmar Ammann (1879-1965); Pierre Lardy (1902-1956); Heinz Isler (b.

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Product Description: A richly illustrated introduction to the engineering triumphs that made America modern In this age of microchips and deep space probes, it's hard to imagine life before electricity or passenger trains. An astonishing series of engineering innovations paved the way to the twentieth century, and transformed America into the world's mightiest industrial power...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780471140269 | Turner Pub Co, May 1, 1996, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Explores the contributions of American engineers, including Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison, Henry Morse, and Andrew Carnegie

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9780471140962 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 5, 1996, cover price $82.40 | About this edition: A richly illustrated introduction to the engineering triumphs that made America modern In this age of microchips and deep space probes, it's hard to imagine life before electricity or passenger trains.

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Product Description: The Swiss engineer Robert Maillart (1872-1940) built bridges and industrial buildings of startling originality. His innovative use of concrete, especially in the design of thin arch structures, and his introduction of a wide range of new engineering forms, make him a seminal figure in the history of modern engineering...read more

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9780262023108 | Mit Pr, December 3, 1990, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: The Swiss engineer Robert Maillart (1872-1940) built bridges and industrial buildings of startling originality.

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Product Description: The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

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9780026652605, titled "Opportunities in Clothing" | Revised edition (Macmillan Pub Co, June 1, 1972), cover price $22.00 | also contains Opportunities in Clothing

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9780691024219 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 1989), cover price $52.00 | About this edition: The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

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Product Description: What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design...read more

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9780465086771, titled "Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering" | Basic Books, September 1, 1983, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An account of the ideals, principles, methods, and achievements of structural engineering--viewed as an art distinct from architecture and machine design--examines a special facet of high-tech culture

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9780691023939 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1985, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common?

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9780070052796 | 2 sub edition (McGraw-Hill College, November 1, 1981), cover price $62.45

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