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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


Damming the Empire

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter continues the study of colonial engineering projects by examining the construction of two of the largest dams at the time—Fengman Dam in Manchuria and Sup’ung Dam on the Yalu River ... More


Constructing the Zuni Dam

William A. Dodge

in Black Rock: A Zuni Cultural Landscape and the Meaning of Place

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578069934
eISBN:
9781621031468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578069934.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the story of the construction of the Zuni Dam. It shows that the federal government’s decision to build the dam and adjacent town had a profound cultural and political impact on ... 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


Freshwater Fisheries

Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn

in Ocean Recovery: A sustainable future for global fisheries?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198839767
eISBN:
9780191875533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839767.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Freshwater Fisheries. Be it conservation concerns associated with overfishing, food production of large fisheries, or the economic potential of a nation’s fisheries, marine fisheries dominate the ... More


What next? Rewilding as a radical future for the British countryside

Christopher J. Sandom and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Rewilding is an optimistic environmental agenda to reverse the loss of biodiversity and reconnect society with nature. This chapter explores Britain’s ecological history, back to the Last ... More


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