Lake Mead & Hoover Dam: The Story Behind the Scenery

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9780916122614: Lake Mead & Hoover Dam: The Story Behind the Scenery

For eons a great river carved its way through the wilderness, a murky ribbon of churning, silt-laden water. Then came man with his gigantic dams and azure, sprawling lakes. Water, desert, dams, and mountains--astonishing contrasts in an immense land where nature, in the final analysis, is still in control.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, located in southern Nevada and northern Arizona, was established in 1964. It includes Lake Mead (Hoover Dam) and Lake Mohave (Davis Dam).

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Each book in this series tells a compelling story through the eyes of an experienced interpreter whose writing reflects true enthusiasm for the park. Complete with running text and interpretive captions, accompanied by abundant full-color photographs, these books will be welcome in any home library.

About the Author:

James C. Maxon retired from government service in 1990 after a career with the National Park Service and subsequently the Bureau of Reclamation. A graduate of the University of Denver, with a Master's degree in archaeology from the University of Wisconsin, Jim lived and worked in the Lake Mead-Hoover Dam area for 20 years, gaining a thorough knowledge of and appreciation for the elements that constitute the vast Lake Mead country.

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