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36 pages : color illustration, color maps ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 265 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword / by Andrew Sansom
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Creating LCRA
  • The era of frustration
  • False start
  • New Deal
  • Dams on the river
  • Setting up shop
  • The ultimate project
  • The day LCRA blew up a dam
  • Low cost power
  • "We have taken over"
  • Living better electrically
  • Public power's dividends
  • The winds of change
  • Energy and other crises
  • The winds of change
  • The power to make a difference
  • Water
  • Floods and droughts
  • Clean water
  • Last rights
  • Parks and recreation
  • The Highland Lakes
  • The legend of Hippie Hollow
  • The Colorado River trail
  • Epilogue : Toward the first hundred years
  • Appendix : State water regulatory agencies.
Arguably, no other institution has transformed the heart of Texas like the Lower Colorado River Authority. Born in the Great Depression of the 1930s, LCRA built a chain of dams and brought predictability to the cycles of extreme droughts and floods that had long plagued Austin and other communities. It also brought hydroelectric power-and with that, modern-day civilization-to the hard-scrabble regions of Central and South Texas. With those achievements, and the support of powerful political leaders like Lyndon Johnson, LCRA for years was touted as one of the state's major success stories. But LCRA has never been a stranger to controversy, and while it continues to provide much of the energy and water that fuels the economic engine of Austin and beyond, most people know very little about LCRA. In this book, readers will learn about the forces of nature and politics that combined to create LCRA; the colorful personalities who operated, supported, or fought with the agency; its spectacular successes, periodic blunders, and occasional failures; and its evolution into one of the largest public power organizations in Texas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623493417 20170919
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 125 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The Decision Tree Framework described in this book provides resource-limited project planners and program managers with a cost-effective and effort-efficient, scientifically defensible, repeatable, and clear method for demonstrating the robustness of a project to climate change. At the conclusion of this process, the project planner will be empowered to confidently communicate the method by which the vulnerabilities of the project have been assessed, and how the adjustments that were made (if any were necessary) improved the project's feasibility and profitability. The framework adopts a bottom-up approach to risk assessment that aims at a thorough understanding of a project's vulnerabilities to climate change in the context of other nonclimate uncertainties (for example, economic, environmental, demographic, or political). It helps to identify projects that perform well across a wide range of potential future climate conditions, as opposed to seeking solutions that are optimal in expected conditions but fragile to conditions deviating from the expected.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464804779 20160619
Green Library
294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 21 cm
  • 1. The origins of the seaside pier 2. A history of piers 3. Development and future of the seaside pier 4. Railways and seaside piers 5. Pier architecture 6. The role of the National Piers Society Gazetteer (A-Z of piers) Further reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848022645 20160617
The seaside pier is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the British holiday resort and for many of us it is the epitome of excursions to the seaside. No two piers are the same, ranging as they do from the clear uncluttered deck to elaborately structured pavilions, from amusement arcades to the landing stages and theatres that were the highlight of pier life in the early part of the last century. Founded in 1979 under Sir John Betjeman, the National Piers Society serves to celebrate the pier, raise it in our consciousness and educate us on preservation, conservation and the economic benefits for seaside towns of a functioning pier. Published to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the first public pier in 1814, at Ryde on the Isle of Wight, this book with contributions from experts within English Heritage and the NPS tells the fascinating story of the Victorian origins of piers, discusses the engineering and architectural challenges imposed by varying climatic and tidal conditions, and the instrumental role of the railways in stimulating pier construction. The core of the book is a complete gazetteer of all piers which the public can visit around the coast of Britain with details of their location, history and current operations, and a variety of historical and contemporary illustrations. Whether your summer invariably includes visits to the coast or you enjoy the vicarious pleasure of the seaside from a winter armchair, this book is an essential companion for all who admire and value Britain's rich seaside heritage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848022645 20160617
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 335 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • The spectacle of the fair
  • Uniting San Francisco
  • Claiming their place
  • Economic partner, exotic other
  • Sex and other vices at the fair
  • Performing work
  • Women take the political stage.
When the more than 18 million visitors poured into the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco in 1915, they encountered a vision of the world born out of San Francisco's particular local political and social climate. By seeking to please various constituent groups ranging from the government of Japan to local labor unions and neighborhood associations, fair organizers generated heated debate and conflict about who and what represented San Francisco, California, and the United States at the world's fair. The PPIE encapsulated the social and political tensions and conflicts of pre-World War I California and presaged the emergence of San Francisco as a cosmopolitan cultural and economic center of the Pacific Rim. Empress San Francisco offers a fresh examination of this, one of the largest and most influential world's fairs, by considering the local social and political climate of Progressive Era San Francisco. Focusing on the influence exerted by women, Asians and Asian Americans, and working-class labor unions, among others, Abigail M. Markwyn offers a unique analysis both of this world's fair and the social construction of pre-World War I America and the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803243842 20160617
Green Library
xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Sacred water : origin of life, drink of knowledge
  • The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro : the water road
  • The Embudo land grant : a brief history
  • La merced : el juicio de la tierra
  • Mi querencia: acequia junta y ciénaga, a sense of place in a displaced world
  • Epilogue : a la acequia o a la escuela: acequia literacy.
For generations the Rio Embudo watershed in northern New Mexico has been the home of Juan Estevan Arellano and his ancestors. From this unique perspective Arellano explores the ways people use water in dry places around the world. Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780826355072 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
40 pages : illustrations are in colour ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
  • Impacts of a major Seine flood in the Île-de-France region
  • Governance to prevent a Seine flood in Île-de-France
  • Enhancing resilience in Île-de-France by preventing the risk of flooding
  • Funding increased resilience against flooding of the Seine in Île-de-France
  • List of stakeholders interviewed
  • Questionnaires sent to stakeholders
  • A Dynamic General Equilibrium model to analyse the effects of Seine flooding
  • Technical annex.
Green Library
2, 20 p. : charts ; 29 cm.
East Asia Library
xii, 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
449 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: Table of Contents 1. Early America and the Coming of the Transportation Revolution 2. The State of Pennsylvania's Program of Canals and Railroads (1826-1858) 3. The Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania Canal 4. The Western Division of the Pennsylvania Canal 5. The Juniata Division of the Pennsylvania Canal 6. The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad 7. The Allegheny Portage Railroad 8. The Susquehanna, West Branch, and North Branch Divisions 9. The Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal 10. Pittsburgh to Lake Erie
  • The French Creek Division, the Beaver Division, and the Erie Extension 11. The Gettysburg Extension and the Demise of the State of Pennsylvania's Canals and Railroads Bibliography Index
  • About the Author.
"Between 1826 and 1858 the state of Pennsylvania built and operated the largest and most technologically advanced system of canals and railroads in North America-almost one thousand miles of transport that stretched from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and beyond. The construction of this ambitious transportation system was accompanied with great euphoria. It was widely believed that the revenue created from these canals and railroads would eliminate the need for all taxes on state citizens. Yet with the Panic of 1837, a financial crisis much like boom and bust cycle that ended in 2008, a deep recession fell across the country.By 1856, Pennsylvania had sold all canals and railroads to private companies, often for pennies-on-the-dollar. Over the Alleghenies: Early Canals and Railroads of Pennsylvania is the definitive history of the state of Pennsylvania's incredible canal and railroad system. Although often condemned as a colossal failure, this construction effort remains an innovative, magnificent feat that ushered in modern transportation to Pennsylvania and the entire country. With extensive primary research, over one hundred illustrations, newspapers clippings, and charts and graphs, Over the Alleghenies examines and dissects the infrastructure project that bankrupted the wealthiest state in the Union. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 330 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Pastoral and monumental
  • Postcard culture
  • Materials, design, and construction
  • Disasters
  • Using dams
  • The New Deal
  • Fish and environment
  • Snapshot culture.
In Pastoral and Monumental, Donald C. Jackson chronicles America's longtime fascination with dams as represented on picture postcards from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Through over four hundred images, Jackson documents the remarkable transformation of dams and their significance to the environment and culture of America. Initially, dams were portrayed in pastoral settings on postcards that might jokingly proclaim them as "a dam pretty place." But scenes of flood damage, dam collapses, and other disasters also captured people's attention. Later, images of New Deal projects, such as the Hoover Dam, Grand Coulee Dam, and Norris Dam, symbolised America's rise from the Great Depression through monumental public works and technological innovation. Jackson relates the practical applications of dams, describing their use in irrigation, navigation, flood control, hydroelectric power, milling, mining, and manufacturing. He chronicles changing construction techniques, from small timber mill dams to those more massive and more critical to a society dependent on instant access to electricity and potable water. Concurrent to the evolution of dam technology, Jackson recounts the rise of a postcard culture that was fuelled by advances in printing, photography, lowered postal rates, and America's fascination with visual imagery. In 1910, almost one billion postcards were mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, and for a period of over fifty years, postcards featuring dams were "all the rage." Whether displaying the charms of an old mill, the aftermath of a devastating flood, or the construction of a colossal gravity dam, these postcards were a testament to how people perceived dams as structures of both beauty and technological power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822944263 20160612
Green Library
400 pages in various pagings : illustrations (black and white) ; 29 cm.
Green Library
x, 257 p.
Floods in the Murray-Darling Basin are crucial sources of water for people, animals and plants in this often dry region of inland eastern Australia. Even so, floods have often been experienced as natural disasters, which have led to major engineering schemes. Flood Country explores the contested and complex history of this region, examining the different ways in which floods have been understood and managed and some of the long-term consequences for people, rivers and ecologies. The book examines many tensions, ranging from early exchanges between Aboriginal people and settlers about the dangers of floods, through to long running disputes between graziers and irrigators over damming floodwater, and conflicts between residents and colonial governments over whose responsibility it was to protect townships from floods. Flood Country brings the Murray-Darling Basin's flood history into conversation with contemporary national debates about climate change and competing access to water for livelihoods, industries and ecosystems. It provides an important new historical perspective on this significant region of Australia, exploring how people, rivers and floods have re-made each other.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780643101586 20160610
Science Library (Li and Ma)
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxvi, 174 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long and no wider in most places than a child can throw a stone. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists, agriculture, and industry on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is also one of the top ten endangered rivers in North America. The river's story, which dramatically unfolds in this book, is an epic tale of exploitation, development, and often unwitting degradation reaching back to the first appearance of Europeans on the pristine peninsula. River in Ruin is a precise weaving of water history local and larger and a natural, social, and environmental narrative of the Carmel River. Ray A. March traces the river's misuse from 1879 and details how ever more successful promotions of Monterey demanded more and more water, leading to one dam after another. As a result the river was disastrously depleted, cluttered with concrete rubble, and inhospitable to the fish prized by visitors and residents alike. March's book is a cautionary tale about squandering precious water resources about the ultimate cost of a ruined river and the slim but urgent hope of bringing it back to life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803238343 20160608
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
125 pages : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 142 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
This Handbook offers 'how to' ideas to help infrastructure practitioners identify good practice improvements in communication, starting with the World Bank's own expanding portfolio of dam projects. In-depth case studies prepared for this Handbook show the considerable scope, value added, and many practical reasons to link governance, sustainability, and communication aspects at all stages of the project cycle. The Handbook reflects a philosophy of continuous improvement in development practices. Improving communication in dam planning and management not only achieves consensus on imbedding anti-corruption measures in projects but also builds multi-stakeholder partnerships that are fundamental to advance the wider development effectiveness of large dams and creates synergy to combat poverty with sustainable infrastructure provision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821382165 20160605
Green Library
x, 315 p. : ill. (some col.), col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
East Asia Library