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The Power Controversy

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/9780195149470.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Hetch Hetchy fight was greatly influenced by the nascent battle over who would provide the public with electrical power. Would it be public power or a private power company? Would it be San ... More


The Wages of Development in South Texas and Northern Mexico

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the demographic and economic changes that swept over South Texas and northern Mexico during the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution. Growing landlessness and reliance on wage ... More


The Revolution in Texas: International Migration, Capitalist Agriculture, and the Interstate Migrant Stream

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the birth of commercial agriculture in South Texas during the 1910s and 1920s as improved transportation and irrigation facilities combined with the massive numbers of ... More


The countryside

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter considers aspects of the archaeology of non-urban environments across the Islamic world. The first section is concerned with the employment of field surveys and excavations to track ... More


Rural Experiences: The Western Desert

Henry P. Colburn

in Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452366
eISBN:
9781474476454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452366.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is concerned with the Dakhla and Kharga Oases in the Western Desert. This was an obscure region, considered by the Egyptians to be outside of Egypt proper. Population there was limited, ... More


Irrigation

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Irrigation law is one of the oldest and most developed areas of water law. Irrigation acts adopted in different parts of the country reflect, in part, the varied irrigation practices of different ... More


“A Great Encouragement for Others”: Private Irrigation

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about private irrigation. It states that the Southern Pacific Company transferred the control over the water supply of the valley to a newly created public body, the Imperial ... More


Re-imagining the Indian Underground: A Biography of the Tubewell

Anthony Acciavatti

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Long heralded as a crucial technological input for the successes of the Green Revolution in South Asia, for over half a century tubewell technologies have played a decisive, yet unacknowledged role ... More


Greening Egypt’s Desert

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks in detail at attempts to extend agriculture into the desert, with a focus on the need for irrigation water, the technical difficulties in desert land reclamation, and the problem ... More


Profile of Individual Water User

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0036
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

One way to show our understanding of ancient Greek management of water is to follow an ordinary person in her daily patterns, observing when and how she ... More


The Land And Peoples of the Colca Valley

Steven A. Wernke

in Negotiated Settlements: Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042497
eISBN:
9780813043968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042497.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The chapter provides the historical and geographic context of the book with an overview of the physiographic and cultural landscape of the Colca Valley. It considers how the natural and anthropogenic ... More


The Ayllu Interface

Steven A. Wernke

in Negotiated Settlements: Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042497
eISBN:
9780813043968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042497.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter presents a local view of ayllu- and moiety-level land-use patterns through time, by first presenting a detailed, GIS-based reconstruction of early colonial era land-tenure patterns. ... More


Desert and Swamp: The Conquest of Tropical Nature in the Progressive Era

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts how, into the early twentieth century, as agricultural development further altered the physical and social conditions of their states, promoters of California and Florida looked ... More


Reclaiming the Home: George H. Maxwell and the Homecroft Movement

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on George H. Maxwell and his campaign for land reclamation and irrigation as forms of social engineering through homemaking. It examines the main ideas of Maxwell's concept of ... More


Water (Hydrology)

Nicola P. Randall and Barbara Smith

in The Biology of Agroecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198737520
eISBN:
9780191800948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737520.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the biological impacts of water use and pollution related to agricultural systems. Topics include drainage, irrigation, water harvesting, and the water cycle (e.g. under ... More


The Kingdom, the Power, and the Water

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Among the truly outstanding books written in this century about the American frontier—and the shelf of such books is rather small—is Great Basin Kingdom by Leonard J. Arrington, published in 1958. ... More


An End to Ecstasy

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Back in the halcyon days of 1951, when the United States was entering its golden years of wealth and power and proclaiming that this was the American Century, there seemed no limit to what we could ... More


Water System Evidence of Greek Civilization

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Attention to water supply and drainage is the sine qua non for urbanization, and hence for that human condition we call civilization. In fact, development ... More


Modern Insights About Ancient Water Management

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Until now no one has studied ancient Greek water supply, use, and disposal as a coherent system. City planners, urban historians, and economic historians ... More


Natural Models for Water Elements

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The Greek builders developed their control over water by careful observation coupled with trial and error, to determine where there would be ample water supply. They could amass the same kind of ... More


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