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A story that stands like a dam [electronic resource] : Glen Canyon and the struggle for the soul of the West / Russell Martin.

By: Martin, Russell.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1999Edition: University of Utah Press ed.Description: 1 online resource (354 p.).ISBN: 058518299X (electronic bk.); 9780585182995 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.) -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Civil -- Dams & Reservoirs | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Story that stands like a dam.DDC classification: 627.8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Shutting the River Off Waters That Ran to Waste The Battle for Echo Park Into the Hole The Salvage Seasons The Last Frontier The Way Things Were When the World Was Young Ten Million Tons of Mud The Fate of Rainbow Bridge Flooding the Sistine Chapel A Century after the Emma Dean A Rock-Encircled Sea
Review: "In This Classic, award-winning narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today."--BOOK JACKET. "Across the West, calls for the removal of hydroelectric dams constructed during the Bureau of Reclamation's grand century of dam-building are being heard. Both because of its impact on ecological processes downstream and its drowning of natural landscapes behind its headwall, Glen Canyon Dam is still - more than thirty years after its construction - at the vortex of a compelling national controversy."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-340) and index.

1. Shutting the River Off 7 -- 2. Waters That Ran to Waste 20 -- 3. The Battle for Echo Park 43 -- 4. Into the Hole 75 -- 5. The Salvage Seasons 103 -- 6. The Last Frontier 132 -- 7. The Way Things Were When the World Was Young 158 -- 8. Ten Million Tons of Mud 185 -- 9. The Fate of Rainbow Bridge 215 -- 10. Flooding the Sistine Chapel 247 -- 11. A Century after the Emma Dean 280 -- 12. A Rock-Encircled Sea 298.

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"In This Classic, award-winning narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today."--BOOK JACKET. "Across the West, calls for the removal of hydroelectric dams constructed during the Bureau of Reclamation's grand century of dam-building are being heard. Both because of its impact on ecological processes downstream and its drowning of natural landscapes behind its headwall, Glen Canyon Dam is still - more than thirty years after its construction - at the vortex of a compelling national controversy."--BOOK JACKET.

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