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    DescriptionWashington's Grand Coulee is an ice-age channel that carried the Columbia River when ice dammed its main course. Grand Coulee was long recognized as an ideal place to store Columbia River water to irrigate the arid but fertile Columbia Basin. A dam was proposed as early as 1903, but opposition by Spokane private power interests and the cost of the dam delayed design and construction until the administration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt, a public power advocate, used the Grand Coulee Dam project to help put the unemployed to work. The result was the world's largest man-made structure, and also the world's largest power plant, costing more than $163 million and the lives of at least 72 workers. The dam powered production of aluminum, atomic weapons, shipbuilding, and much more, contributing mightily to America's victory in World War II. Postwar developments provided irrigation for 700,000 acres of farmland.


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    Title
    Grand Coulee Dam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Bottenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780738556123
    ISBN 10: 0738556122
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PACFNW, GEOG/WASHIN
    DC22: 627
    DC21: 627
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036110
    Publisher
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Imprint name
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Publication date
    06 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Charleston, SC