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Canal Construction and the Politics of Water

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reorients the history of Panama Canal construction by focusing on water management rather than soil excavation.In addition to earth moving, the construction of the waterway involved ... More


Wortman Assumes Charge

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the moment they joined forces at Como Bluff in the summer of 1897 there was friction between Jacob L. Wortman and Barnum Brown. As nominal head of the American Museum's Department of Vertebrate ... More


A History of Paleopathology in the American Southeast: From Pox to Population

Clark Spencer Larsen

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0036
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in the American Southeast. This history is characterized by three developmental periods: the description of and speculation on pathology, ... More


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