Winner of the Idaho Library Association Book Award, 1999
Winner of the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award, Forest History Society, 1999-2000
Subjects covered include:
· water quality
· estimating water supply requirements
· how pumps work
· choosing a power source for a pump
· selecting the right pipes
· designing a stock water reticulation system.
All the technical issues are dealt with in plain English, to help people without formal training or experience understand the fundamentals.
This is not a hydraulic engineering textbook, or a substitute for professional advice where appropriate. What this book will give you is the knowledge to make informed decisions in many situations where people often make expensive guesses. Just as importantly, the knowledge in this book will help you to work more effectively with industry professionals like your local pump supplier.
Table of contents:
What do you want water for? How much water do you need? Storage, Water supply, Peak flow, Choose the right pump.
Creeks and rivers: Reliability, Controlled access, Licensing.
Underground water: Where does it come from? Licenses, Some important terms, Costs.
Where do you want the water? Head, Lift.
How do pumps work? Centrifugal pumps, Positive displacement pumps, Hydraulic ram, Know your pump job.
Can a pump do what you need? Reading a pump curve or chart.
How will you power your pump? Mains electricity, Petrol and diesel engines, Solar power, Wind power, Other power sources.
Carrying water: Pipe Poly pipe, PVC pipe, Pipe diameter.
Pump set up: Installing the pump, Protect the suction line, Priming the centrifugal pump, Water hammer.
Fittings: Around the pump, For the pipes.
Tanks and troughs
Stock water and farm planning: Where to place the water, Case study, Placing troughs, Farm dams, Management, Community benefits.
Putting it all together: Designing a farm water supply, Water supply and paddocks.
Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education.
By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience.
For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/
In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the physical space of the region but also, and primarily, energy and work. For working with the river has been central to Pacific Northwesterners' competing ways of life. It is in this way that White comes to view the Columbia River as an organic machine--with conflicting human and natural claims--and to show that whatever separation exists between humans and nature exists to be crossed.