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Title: Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia.
Description: Sydney Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. 1st p/b ed. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 304 pp. First paperback edition. The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. Its development involved blasting 12 tunnels through the mountains, the building of 16 dams to hold the water, and feed it through seven power stations, two being deep in the mountains. This book interweaves the technical achievement and political background with the story of the hardships suffered and the contribution of the thousands (mainly European migrants - "New Australians") who helped to build it - the people, the dramas, the tragedy, the triumphs and the humour. ISBN: 0340533854.

Keywords: earth sciences, excavation, technology, engineering, hydroelectricity, electric power plants, marine, earth sciences, dams, australian society, australian government, new south wales (nsw), snowy river 0340533854

Price: AUD 30.00 = appr. US$ 20.76 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 15370

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