Damming Grand Canyon: The 1923 USGS Colorado River Expedition
by Diane E. Boyer, Robert H. Webb
Publisher: Utah State University Press 2007
Number of pages: 305
In 1923, America paid close attention, via special radio broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and cover stories in popular magazines, as a government party descended the Colorado to survey Grand Canyon. Led by Claude Birdseye and including colorful characters such as early river-runner Emery Kolb, popular writer Lewis Freeman, and hydraulic engineer Eugene La Rue, the expedition not only made the first accurate survey of the river gorge but sought to decide the canyon's fate. The primary goal was to determine the best places to dam the Grand.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Sid-Ali Ouadfeul (ed.) - InTech
Fractal analysis is becoming a very useful tool to process obtained data from chaotic systems in geosciences. It can be used to resolve many ambiguities in this domain. This book shows the recent applications of the fractal analysis in geosciences.
by Hwee-San Lim - InTech
This book highlights issues dealing with geophysical and earth sciences. It is a comprehensive resource for academic researchers in geophysics, environmental science, earth science, natural resource managements and their related support fields.
by William H. Matthews III - The University of Texas at Austin
A good collection of fossils provides much information about the early history of our earth, and fossil collecting can be a most enjoyable, fascinating, and rewarding hobby. It is for these people that 'Texas Fossils' was written.
by Allen Howard Godbey - Royal Publishing Co.
The writer presents the general principles of the storm and earthquake so far as they are understood: and numerous narratives of great disturbances have been inserted that a clearer conception of the magnitude of these agencies may be attained ...