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Self Realization

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Octave Chanute's search for accomplishments beyond a successful career. While the engineering profession gave him administrative experience, personal contacts, and status, he ... More


A New Industry

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Octave Chanute's growing interest in wood preservation. In 1880, the Department of Forestry statistics forecast that the nation's supply of white pine would be exhausted in ... More


The University of Experience

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the start of Octave Chanute's journey toward becoming a civil engineer. Sixteen-year-old Octave read that engineers working for the expanding railroads needed to possess ... More


The Biography of an Unknown Native Engineer

Preeti Chopra

in A Joint Enterprise: Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670369
eISBN:
9781452947105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670369.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter seeks to revise the account of who built Bombay by introducing a new set of actors—Indian civil engineers who worked for the government and who also participated in the construction of ... More


At the Top

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events following Octave Chanute's appointment as chief engineer of Erie Railway in February 1873. He also assumed additional duties as the assistant general superintendent and ... More


Engineering the Drought Zone: The Birth of IFOCS, 1909–1930

Eve E. Buckley

in Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634302
eISBN:
9781469634326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634302.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the rise of civil engineers as federal employees within the Federal Inspectorate for Works to Combat Drought (Inspetoria Federal de Obras Contra as Secas), and the influence of ... More


Opening the West

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the selection of Octave Chanute to design and build a lasting bridge across the unbridged Missouri River at Kansas City. The offer to bridge the Missouri, the most difficult of ... More


Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Patrick Chura

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. This book ... More


From the Locomotive to the Aeromotive

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Octave Chanute's contributions to the development of aeronautics. Early in his working life, Chanute had become interested in the unconventional topic of manned flight, but in ... More


Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Simine Short

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created innovative and influential structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously ... More


Constructing Nature

Philip C. Brown

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter challenges some common understandings of Asian and Japanese societies' relationship to the natural environment. It begins with a consideration of natural forces that shaped the Echigo ... More


Making the Panama Canal Watershed

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/9780262028110.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history and politics of watershed management around the Panama Canal. It situates the emergence of canal-related water scarcity concerns and the new administrative ... More


Encouraging Progress in Flying Machines

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Octave Chanute's contributions to the effort to develop flying machines. By the early days of the twentieth century, the ancient taboo of flight slowly emerged as a thoroughly ... More


Introduction: “Bring Back My Yesterday”

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction situates the story of African American beaches within the broader social and environmental history of the coastal South. It explains why black landownership proliferated along ... More


The Formative Years

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the early years of Octave Chanute. In 1838, six-year-old Octave arrived in America with his father Joseph Chanut, who had accepted an offer to teach in one of the three major ... More


Standard Forms of Contract and Bespoke Contracts

John Denis-Smith

in Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198832805
eISBN:
9780191926587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832805.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Employment Law

This chapter focuses on the United Kingdom’s (UK) most substantial building contracts that were let under standard forms of contract, such as the RIBA JCT forms, the standard forms issued by the ... More


The playground as biosocial technology

Kevin Ryan

in Refiguring childhood: Encounters with biosocial power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526148612
eISBN:
9781526160959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148629.00010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 3 commences the task of staging encounters with biosocial power in the form of social practices. The chapter begins by reviewing Norbert Elias’s The Civilising Process, as well as more recent ... More


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