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Jim Miller - The Dam Builders - 9781841582252 - KKD0011300
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The Dam Builders

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Description for The Dam Builders Paperback. This is a vivid account of the schemes which brought electricity to the Scottish Highlands between the end of World War II and 1975. Including eyewitness stories from many of the workers, it tells how the Board had to overcome adverse weather and thrawn geology, as well as political opposition. Num Pages: 224 pages, b&w illustrations throughout, map. BIC Classification: 1DBKSH; 3JJP; HBJD1; HBLW3; KNBL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 259 x 189 x 14. Weight in Grams: 758. Fine copy with minor shelf wear
In the thirty years after the end of the Second World War, the construction schemes of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electic Board changed the face of the Highlands and brought electricity to almost the whole of the country north of the Highland Line. Nothing on such a scale had been attempted before. Fired by the idealism of Tom Johnston, the Board's founder and Secretary of State for Scotland, the schemes brought regeneration and hope. The names of the schemes - Loch Sloy, Glen Shira, Tummel-Garry, the Conon valley, Glen Affric, Strathfarrar-Kilmorack, Glenmoriston-Garry, Shin, Breadalbane, Ben Cruchan - ... Read more

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Birlinn Ltd
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About Jim Miller
James Miller was born in Caithness and studied zoology in Aberdeen and marine biology in Montreal. After working for the British Council he became a full-time freelance writer. He has written a number of acclaimed books, including Scapa, The Dambuilders, The Foresters, Inverness and Swords for Hire.

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