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Author: Trevor Turpin
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Series: Objekt.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As well as much-needed electricity, dams generate extremes of emotion. Traditionally, dams have facilitated hydraulic civilizations such as those in the Nile Valley, China and Mesopotamia, and, in the twentieth century, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Yet with the proliferation of dams - there are now more than 40,000 large dams worldwide - opposition and support can be measured in equal proportion. Their outstanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Turpin
ISBN: 9781861893284 1861893280
OCLC Number: 85692087
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.), photos ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Dam as Symbol and Function --
2. Dam Designers and Builders --
3. Dam Beauty and Dam Proud --
4. Dam Failure --
5. Dam Angry --
6. What Environment?
Series Title: Objekt.
Responsibility: Trevor Turpin.

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As well as much-needed electricity, dams generate extremes of emotion. This book traces the development of dams from the Industrial Revolution onwards. It offers an account of their design,  Read more...
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Here, dams take centre stage as their design, construction, beauty, failures and environmental consequences are analysed. Building Design Dam investigates some of the world's most famous and Read more...

 
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