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River by Design marks 100 years since the Boise River emerged as an engineering sensation with the dedication of Arrowrock Dam. Sequenced like a tour with stops in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Caldwell, and Parma, these essays collectively search for the politics and cultural values that drive engineering design.
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Shallat, Todd (editor); Brennan, Colleen (editor); Medberry, Mike (editor); Cuellar, Roy V.; Martinez, Richard; Nelson, Erin; Armstrong, Travis; Copsey, Doug; Spangler, Sheila; Berg, Emily; Gunderson, Dean; and Gosney, Michael, "River by Design: Essays on the Boise River, 1915-2015" (2015). Faculty & Staff Authored Books. 451.