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Precious Commodity: Providing Water for America’s Cities

Martin V. Melosi - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 2011 - 288 pages
As an essential resource, water has been the object of warfare, political wrangling, and individual and corporate abuse. It has also become an object of commodification, with ...
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Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas

Joseph A. Pratt, Tyler Priest, Christopher James Castaneda - Business & Economics - 1997 - 302 pages
Fifty years ago, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee build the first out-of-sight-land offshore platform that produced oil. The date is widely celebrated as the ...
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Urban Public Policy: Historical Modes and Methods

Martin V. Melosi - Social Science - 2004 - 216 pages
The 1992 Los Angeles riots catapulted the problems of the city back onto the policy agenda. The cauldron of social problems of the city, as the riots showed, offers no simple ...
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Voice of the Marketplace: A History of the National Petroleum Council

Joseph A. Pratt, William H. Becker, William M. McClenahan - Business & Economics - 2002 - 292 pages
The National Petroleum Council (NPC) emerged out of the close cooperation between the petroleum industry and the federal government during World War II. An industry-financed ...
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The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial ...

Martin V. Melosi - Technology & Engineering - 2008 - 354 pages
Immersed in their on-demand, highly consumptive, and disposable lifestyles, most urban Americans take for granted the technologies that provide them with potable water, remove ...
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The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design and Construction

David P. Billington, Donald Conrad Jackson, Martin V. Melosi - History - 2005 - 605 pages
Explores the story of Federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction.
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The rise of the corporate commonwealth: U.S. business and public policy in ...

Louis Galambos, Joseph A. Pratt - Business & Economics - 1988 - 286 pages
Discusses government regulation, and looks at future directions for corporate America
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But also good business: Texas Commerce Banks and the financing of Houston ...

Walter Louis Buenger, Joseph A. Pratt - Business & Economics - 1986 - 450 pages
For more than a century the Houston area has grown steadily and at times spectacularly. The lifeblood of the region's development has been the flow of credit; its heart, the ...
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