SPEEDING FLOODS TO THE SEA OR THE EVOLUTION OF FLOOD CONTROL ENGINEERING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

Elam, W.E. [William Earle Elam.]

Published by New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946.
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First edition (per matching dates upon title and copyright pages). [8], 173 pages. Hardcover; H 22.75cm x L 15.25cm. Tan dust jacket lightly soiled, several short tears at edges; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Dark blue cloth with bright silver lettering upon spine and front board. Light toning to edges and endpapers; five-line non-authorial gift inscription in blue felt tip on page [6]. Interior pages are otherwise quite clean. A very good copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait, b/w photographs, maps, figures, and appendices. The Army Corps of Engineers as well as Mississippi Valley politicians from Illinois to Louisiana had long endorsed levees as the best method for restraining Mississippi River floods. However, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 inspired new debate of the levee-only policy and William Elam, an engineer for the Greenville, Mississippi levee board, became a leading advocate of cutoffs, a river hydraulics theory first proposed by James Buchanan Eads. The book features Elam's arguments for cutoffs as the most effective solution for moving Mississippi floodwaters downstream as water is forced into a straighter line thus increasing its slope and speed. SPEEDING FLOODS TO THE SEA became a landmark book in Mississippi River flood policy and the Mississippi River Commission eventually followed Elam's proposals which were particularly significant in the Greenville area where the river had some of its sharpest curves. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: SPEEDING FLOODS TO THE SEA OR THE EVOLUTION ...
Publisher: New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946.

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Elam, W.E. [William Earle Elam.]
Published by New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946. (1946)
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Book Description New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946., 1946. First edition (per matching dates upon title and copyright pages). [8], 173 pages. Hardcover; H 22.75cm x L 15.25cm. Dark tan dust jacket nicked at spine and flap fold ends, short closed tear at head of front joint, mild circular cup stain to front panel with moisture stain at bottom of rear panel; dj now presented within a mylar Brodart protector. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering, faint cup stain to front board, light discoloration along board fore-edges. Past owner's address stickers affixed on front and rear pastedowns. A very good copy in a very good- dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait; b/w photographs; maps; figures; appendices. The Army Corps of Engineers as well as Mississippi Valley politicians from Illinois to Louisiana had long endorsed levees as the best method for restraining Mississippi River floods. However, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 inspired new debate of the levee-only policy and William Elam, an engineer for the Greenville, Mississippi levee board, became a leading advocate of cutoffs, a river hydraulics theory first proposed by James Buchanan Eads. The book features Elam's arguments for cutoffs as the most effective solution for moving Mississippi floodwaters downstream as water is forced into a straighter line thus increasing its slope and speed. SPEEDING FLOODS TO THE SEA became a landmark book in Mississippi River flood policy and the Mississippi River Commission eventually followed Elam's proposals which were particularly significant in the Greenville area where the river had some of its sharpest curves. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-02445

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Elam, W.E. [William Earle Elam.]
Published by New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946. (1946)
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Book Description New York: The Hobson Book Press, 1946., 1946. First edition (per matching dates upon title and copyright pages). [8], 173 pages. Hardcover; H 22.75cm x L 15.25cm. Tan dust jacket lightly soiled, several short tears at edges; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Dark blue cloth with bright silver lettering upon spine and front board. Light toning to edges and endpapers; five-line non-authorial gift inscription in blue felt tip on page [6]. Interior pages are otherwise quite clean. A very good copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait, b/w photographs, maps, figures, and appendices. The Army Corps of Engineers as well as Mississippi Valley politicians from Illinois to Louisiana had long endorsed levees as the best method for restraining Mississippi River floods. However, the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 inspired new debate of the levee-only policy and William Elam, an engineer for the Greenville, Mississippi levee board, became a leading advocate of cutoffs, a river hydraulics theory first proposed by James Buchanan Eads. The book features Elam's arguments for cutoffs as the most effective solution for moving Mississippi floodwaters downstream as water is forced into a straighter line thus increasing its slope and speed. SPEEDING FLOODS TO THE SEA became a landmark book in Mississippi River flood policy and the Mississippi River Commission eventually followed Elam's proposals which were particularly significant in the Greenville area where the river had some of its sharpest curves. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-04340

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