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The Resource Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster, by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson

Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster, by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson

Label
Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster
Title
Heavy ground
Title remainder
William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster
Statement of responsibility
by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gives an account of how the St. Francis Dam came to be built, its relationship to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the reasons for its collapse, the terror and heartbreak brought by the flood, the efforts to restore the Santa Clara Valley, the political factors influencing investigations of the failure, and the effect of the disaster on dam safety regulation."--book jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hundley, Norris
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jackson, Donald C.
Series statement
Western histories
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mulholland, William
  • Saint Francis Dam (Calif.)
  • Floods
  • Water-supply engineers
  • Water-supply
  • Floods
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply engineers
  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Dammbruch
  • Staudamm
  • Saint Francis Lake
  • Santa Clara Valley
Label
Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster, by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mulholland : a man and an aqueduct -- The dam : site selection and design -- The dam : construction, operation, failure -- Disaster unleashed -- Responsibility and reparations -- The politics of safety : inquest and investigations -- After the flood : dam building -- After the flood : Mulholland -- Was failure inevitable?
Control code
879662240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780520287662
Lccn
2014006525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025834089
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879662240
Label
Heavy ground : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam disaster, by Norris Hundley Jr. and Donald C. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mulholland : a man and an aqueduct -- The dam : site selection and design -- The dam : construction, operation, failure -- Disaster unleashed -- Responsibility and reparations -- The politics of safety : inquest and investigations -- After the flood : dam building -- After the flood : Mulholland -- Was failure inevitable?
Control code
879662240
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780520287662
Lccn
2014006525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025834089
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879662240

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