[Ë Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System || ✓ PDF Read by ò Diane Galusha] #2020


  • Title: Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System
  • Author: Diane Galusha
  • ISBN: 9781930098435
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Unknown Binding

  • Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System By Diane Galusha The New York City water system is, by every measure, an engineering marvel Delivering 1.2 billion gallons of water each day to than nine million people, it is a complex network of reservoirs stretched out over a vast upstate region and connected by a web of subterranean aqueducts to rival the aqueducts of the ancient Romans The system, so pivotal to the developmentThe New York City water system is, by every measure, an engineering marvel Delivering 1.2 billion gallons of water each day to than nine million people, it is a complex network of reservoirs stretched out over a vast upstate region and connected by a web of subterranean aqueducts to rival the aqueducts of the ancient Romans The system, so pivotal to the development of the nation s largest city and its northern suburbs, was realized over the past century and a half, and indeed is still being built beneath the subways and skyscrapers of New York But clean, abundant water has not come without peril and pain Thousands of people were forced to relinquish their homes in dozens of communities leveled to make way for the reservoirs of the Croton, Catskill, and Delaware Supplies Hundreds of workers died building the tunnels and dams countless were injured The story of the New York water system is one of genius and daring, sacrifice and tragedy It is peopled with visionaries, scoundrels and the little men with the picks and shovels who tore away mountains and built new ones to capture the sweet essence of wild rivers far from the Big Apple s teeming streets.
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    Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System By Diane Galusha

    Commentaires:

    Ari
    Galusha offers both an engineering and a social history of the New York water supply The book is well illustrated, and I found the technical discussion generally easy to follow.One of the things the book highlights is the way that the Upstate communities were disrupted and even destroyed by dam construction New York City was happy to condemn and relocate whole villages if they were in the way of a needed reservoir.I have two hesitations First, the author incorporates long stretches quoted from p [...]

    Elizabeth
    ILL A big piece of NYC s history an important piece in the hx of the big cities of the world good picturesheard author on Radiolab this is an exciting story which is ongoingfrom Worldcat Contents The thirsty settlement Water, water everywhere Claiming the Croton John B Jervis an engineer s engineer Of life and stir the city grows A visit below An unquenchable demon Lake effects Island tapping Liquid links Disaster in Pennsylvania A new aqueduct Jerome Park s hay days The New Croton Reservoir On [...]

    Peter Wheelwright
    Quite exceptional rigorous research combined with the anecdotal

    Matt Haynes
    There was an astounding amount of research that went into this book.

    Codered Summer
    Ever wonder why New York City s tapwater tastes ridiculously good

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