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Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Jessica B. Teisch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Focusing on globalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book examines the processes by which American water and mining engineers who rose to prominence during and after ... More


Cyanide and Silver

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The use of cyanide to refine gold and silver provides our third detailed case study. Beginning in the 1890s, miners and metallurgists working in Mexico introduced the use of cyanide to separate gold ... More


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