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Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos

Thayer Scudder

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the author's work on the Panel of Environmental and Social Experts (POE) for Laos' Nam Theun 2 (NT2) dam. Although generally regarded as unsustainable, large dams are thought ... More


Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is a retrospective look at a major investigation of the culture of a displaced people. In the 1960s, the construction of the Aswan High Dam occasioned the forced displacement of a large part of ... More


Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More


To Build a Dam

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the building of the O'Shaughnessy Dam, the largest concrete dam in the United States when completed in 1923, and the keystone of the Hetch Hetchy water and power system. It ... More


Past and future patterns of freshwater mussel extinctions in North America during the Holocene

Wendell R. Haag

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Past human impacts on the riverine ecosystems of North America remain poorly understood. This continent is home to the world's most diverse freshwater mussel fauna, but mussels are particularly ... More


A Region of Fragments

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the construction of Boulder Dam. Franklin Roosevelt explained the dam as a manifestation of the transformations the New Deal had set in motion. “The largest generators and ... More


Churchill's DAMS

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Winston Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty in October 1911. One of the first problems he sought to tackle was how to protect British trade from the threat posed by Germany's armed liners. ... More


Conclusion: Large Dams and Other Things

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The concluding chapter summarizes the previous chapters’ main arguments and examines the possibility of developing a more deliberative and participatory approach to large dams as a development tool, ... More


Is Architecture an Art?

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Are the buildings designed by architects artworks? If so, are they the artworks of their architects? If so, is architecture an art form? In reviewing these queries, this chapter explores differences ... More


The Legacies of Hetch Hetchy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacies of Hetch Hetchy are numerous. Without the fight, American national parks might be administered by the US Forest Service. The fight was instrumental in the passage of the National Parks ... More


Restoration

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The defenders of the Hetch Hetchy Valley never considered that it could be restored. Once the dam was constructed they lost interest. However, in 1987 Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel made the ... More


The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Stephen Doheny-Farina

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book focuses on electric grids and tells the stories about two villages separated by time, connected by proximity, and united by the challenges of maintaining a community under duress. The story ... More


Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


Building the Past: Rockscapes and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt

Nancy Y. Reynolds

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the environmental, cultural, human, and political consequences of building the Aswan High Dam in Egypt in the 1960s and 1970s. Building the High Dam was mostly about moving ... More


Wadi Allaqi: Changing Environments

Ahmed Belal, John Briggs, Joanne Sharp, and Irina Springuel

in Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the key environmental changes that have come about in Wadi Allaqi as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Clearly, the most significant impact is the presence of ... More


Case Studies in Water and Power: The Yakima and the Pima

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the study of federal water policy in the Yakima—also known as the Yakama—of Washington and the Pima of Arizona. It shows that irrigation allowed these two groups of Indians to ... More


Gateway to the Hydraulic Age: Water Politics, 1920–1935

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies flood control, irrigation, and transportation. It shows that the Boulder Dam eventually became the typical American dam: it stood two hundred feet taller than the Washington ... More


Rules of the Game: Dam Building and Regulation in California, 1910–30

Donald C. Jackson

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In the semi-arid environment of California, dams play a vital role in the regional economy. By capturing flood flow, large reservoirs help foster maximum use of limited water resources. But the ... More


Mock Reforms (1984–1986)

Adams Adrian and So Jaabe

in A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201915
eISBN:
9780191675072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

By the mid-1980s, the results of the first phase of Senegal's structural adjustment programme were judged unsatisfactory. A second phase was introduced, to run from 1985 to 1990; the Medium and Long ... More


Large Dams, Technopolitics, and Development

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Large dams, brought into being through a combination of technological prowess, engineering expertise and political-economic calculation, have radically altered humanity’s relationship with planetary ... More


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