Tennessee Valley Authority A Technical Review of The Norris Project
(Americana - 20th Century - Engineering - Tennessee Valley Authority - Norris Project - New Deal - Economics)

Knoxville, Tennessee: Tennessee Valley Authority, 1937. F 41 pages of text, including a useful bibliography; followed by (9) pages of construction photographs; and in turn by finely-drawn and printed location and reservoir maps, named Exhibits I - XXXIV. All of these are folding, excepting the first, which is a single-page map of the Tennessee Valley. Exhibit II map of the Norris Reservoir, with color indicating the water features. Other exhibits showing the Clinch River and Powell River; the Norris Dam plan - elevations and sections; maximum sections; foundation deformation gage for determination of maximum grouting pressure; longitudinal gallery sections; spillway training wall and apron plan - elevation and sections; slide gate outlets chamber plan and sections; Norris Power Plant exteriors, sections, elevations, generator and turbines and their lines and tubes; plans, arrangements of floors and their sections; the Norris switchyard, location plan, electrical equipment one line wiring diagram, yard section; the dam curtain drilling and grouting; plan of shallow grout holes; principal seams. The last four exhibits in a separate section, Construction Operations: Construction Plant General Layout; river diversion schedule; aggregate flow sheet crushing & screening plant; condensed construction schedule and actual construction of features. Previous owner name of A.A. Hans on the front endpaper; approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size; original stiff illustrated paper covers, brown cloth spine. Cover art initialed LHP in the plate. A little edge, tips wear to the binding; a small calculation on the front cover; contents clean and in very good condition. Interesting American engineering and TVA history. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25365)


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