Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN: 1416561226
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnstown Flood Book Excerpt:

The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Herman Dieck
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 0271045396
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2005-07
ISBN: 9780756517304
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johnstown Flood Book Excerpt:

Discusses the causes, both natural and human, of the Johnstown flood.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Marlee Richards
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1476541825
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johnstown Flood Book Excerpt:

"Explains the Johnstown Flood, including its chronology, causes, and lasting effects"--

Johnstown s Flood of 1889

Johnstown   s Flood of 1889
Author: Neil M. Coleman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN: 3319952161
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnstown s Flood of 1889 Book Excerpt:

Science now reveals the true cause of the dam breach flood that destroyed Johnstown in 1889. The tragic loss of more than 2200 lives was preventable; the initial investigation of the flood was hijacked, delayed, and distorted by powerful members of the industrial elite. This book bridges the gap between history and science, reexamining eyewitness accounts of the flood and historic documents about the investigation, and applying new LiDAR, GPS, and hydraulic studies to solve the mystery – what caused the Great Flood of 1889? The book includes a notable chapter on the “sister” of the South Fork Dam, “The Forgotten Dam” at Hollidaysburg, PA.

The Johnstown Flood

The Johnstown Flood
Author: Emma Huddleston
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1532176589
Category: Floods
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johnstown Flood Book Excerpt:

This book examines the scope of the Johnstown Flood disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Johnstown Flood 1889

The Johnstown Flood  1889
Author: Daniel Leathers
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008-03
ISBN: 1612288561
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johnstown Flood 1889 Book Excerpt:

Gertrude Quinn was only six years old when her world was changed forever. In a matter of minutes, she and thousands of other people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, found themselves fighting for their lives in swirling water that covered their city. Gertrude Quinn was one of the lucky ones. She survived the great Johnstown Flood of 1889. More than 2,200 other people were not as lucky. They died in one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Even though more than 120 years have passed since this disaster, we can still learn important lessons from the Johnstown Flood. In this book you will find out how the South Fork Dam and heavy rainfall worked together to cause the flood. You will understand the flood better through the stories of people who survived, and see how the nation helped to rebuild the town.

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record

History of the Johnstown Flood Including all the Fearful Record
Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1465572244
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pennsylvania Weather Book

The Pennsylvania Weather Book
Author: Ben Gelber
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780813530567
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pennsylvania Weather Book Book Excerpt:

A television meteorologist in Columbus, Ohio, Gelber offers a comprehensive source of historical weather events in Pennsylvania in hopes that it will provide a chronological database with sufficient information and sources for others to document past weather events in their own communities. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Johnstown Girls

The Johnstown Girls
Author: Kathleen George
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 0822979535
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Johnstown Girls Book Excerpt:

Ellen Emerson may be the last living survivor of the Johnstown flood. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. As we witness in The Johnstown Girls, the flood not only changed the course of history, but also the individual lives of those who survived it. A century later, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Ben Bragdon and Nina Collins set out to interview 103-year-old Ellen for Ben’s feature article on the flood. When asked the secret to her longevity, Ellen simply attributes it to “restlessness.” As we see, that restlessness is fueled by Ellen’s innate belief that her twin sister Mary, who went missing in the flood, is somehow still alive. Her story intrigues Ben, but it haunts Nina, who is determined to help Ellen find her missing half. Novelist Kathleen George masterfully blends a history of the Johnstown flood into her heartrending tale of twin sisters who have never known the truth about that fateful day in 1889—a day that would send their lives hurtling down different paths. The Johnstown Girls is a remarkable story of perseverance, hard work, and never giving up hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It’s also a tribute to the determination and indomitable spirit of the people of Johnstown through one hundred years, three generations, and three different floods.

Disasters

Disasters
Author: Tom Conklin
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2000-02
ISBN: 9780590988230
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disasters Book Excerpt:

Background information, activities, and projects to teach about earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and other forces of nature.

Rivers and Harbors Flood Control Emergency Act Hearings on H R 6419 May 10 12 14 17 19 12 24 25 27 and June 4 1948

Rivers and Harbors   Flood Control Emergency Act  Hearings     on H R  6419  May 10  12 14  17 19  12  24 25  27  and June 4  1948
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 525
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Floods

Floods
Author: Lois Sepahban
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 1617839388
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floods Book Excerpt:

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you�ll know all you need to know about floods! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Laws Relating to the National Park Service

Laws Relating to the National Park Service
Author: United States
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1944
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: National parks and reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the Shield to the Sea

From the Shield to the Sea
Author: Richard M. Ruffolo,Charles Norman Ciampaglio
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0813700205
Category: Catskill Formation (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Shield to the Sea Book Excerpt:

Features field guides and descriptions of eight geological field trips of the area near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The trips highlight the region's geology from eastern Ohio to the Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge.

The Corpse

The Corpse
Author: Christine Quigley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9780786401703
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corpse Book Excerpt:

Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased's position in life, such as a pharaoh's mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the recycling of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic government information
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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FmHA Oversight

FmHA Oversight
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Rural Housing and Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Federal aid to housing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Various Authorizations to Units of the National Park System and an Addition to the Wild and Scenic River System

Various Authorizations to Units of the National Park System and an Addition to the Wild and Scenic River System
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, Reserved Water, and Resource Conservation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: National parks and reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Headwaters District

The Headwaters District
Author: Leland R. Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Water resources development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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