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Expanding the Nile’s Watershed: The Science and Politics of Land Reclamation in Egypt

Jessica Barnes

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/9780199768677.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter places water at the forefront of the story of land reclamation in Egypt. Using the World Bank's New Land Development Project as a case study, the chapter tracks how water—as both a ... 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


Lux v. Haggin: Reclaiming the San Joaquin from Nature

David Igler

in Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the importance of land reclamation practices in bringing order and productivity to the land, explaining that land reclamation rapidly accelerated in California under the ... More


Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

David Igler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Few industrial enterprises left a more enduring imprint on the American West than Miller and Lux, a vast meatpacking conglomerate started by two San Francisco butchers in 1858. This book examines how ... More


Reclaiming and Resettling Farmerfield

Fiona Vernal

in The Farmerfield Mission: A Christian Community in South Africa, 1838-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199843404
eISBN:
9780199950546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843404.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter considers how Farmerfield’s formers residents confronted the reality of restoring agricultural lands to people, many of whom are too old to resume subsistence agriculture and to ... 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


Urban Development, Vulnerabilities, and Disasters in Indonesia’s Coastal Land Reclamations: Does Social Justice Matter?

Rita Padawangi

in People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190886455
eISBN:
9780190886486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886455.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

Urban development redistributes environmental impacts, shifts disaster vulnerabilities, and transforms socioeconomic landscapes of the city. Does social justice matter in urban development discourse? ... More


Cairo as Capital of Socialist Revolution?

Omnia El Shakry

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter evokes the two very different spectacles of modernity as illustrations of two contrasting spatial modes of regulation: a social-welfare mode of regulation for the period spanning the ... More


Capitalism and Cartography in Amsterdam

Elizabeth A. Sutton

in Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226254784
eISBN:
9780226254814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254814.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The printed maps that documented and celebrated the growth of the city of Amsterdam as an economic center are the focus of this chapter. Special attention is paid to the Beemster project in order to ... More


From Paramilitary to Militia

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0019
Subject:
History, Asian History

Pan Jin, an entrepreneur who was actively involved in the public works for the Mulberry Garden Dike, advised the Guangdong government on how to deal with bandits and was also privately engaged in ... More


Reclaiming Fascism, Housing the Nation

Pamela Ballinger

in The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747588
eISBN:
9781501747601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747588.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter assesses how the efforts by the Italian state at certain moments to slow processes of repatriation by requiring guarantees of work and housing proved merely stopgap measures. Despite ... More


Local Power in the Taiping Rebellion

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the 1850s, militia groups were organized on a grand scale in the Pearl River Delta, a reversal of the imperial policy that previously discouraged local militarization. The outbreak of the ... More


Nature and Environment

Peter M. Jones

in Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

The ambition to bring order to Europe’s landscapes via the rational allocation and use of physical space was another facet of the Enlightenment project. This chapter explores the concerted attempts ... More


. The Twentieth Century: Rapid Population Growth and Urban Expansion

Robert W. Hastings

in The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732719
eISBN:
9781604734706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses population growth and urbanization along the Pontchartrain basin in the twentieth century. Topics covered include the construction of vacation camps which became a major source ... More


The Proliferation of Lineage Institutions

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

As life returned to normal in imperial China, the literati produced offspring who took imperial examinations while land reclamation on the sands continued in earnest. Ancestral halls were erected and ... More


Conclusion: The Limits of Geographical Change

Kate Purcell

in Geographical Change and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198743644
eISBN:
9780191803796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743644.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This Conclusion brings together the results of the preceding analyses in an account of the limited legal significance of geographical change for maritime jurisdiction. It considers some final ... More


Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

David Faure

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book summarizes twenty years of the author's work in historical anthropology and documents his argument that, in China, ritual provided the social glue which law provided in the West. It offers ... More


River Environments, Climate Change, and Human Impact

Eduard Koster

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

In this chapter a short overview of the evolution, geomorphological expression, sedimentary records, and discharge and sediment regimes of the major rivers ... More


Weathering and (Holocene) Soil Formation

Jan Sevink and Otto Spaargaren

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0027
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The soils of western Europe are marked by superficial accumulation of organic matter as a result of its climate being temperate, rather wet, and leading to ... More


The Urban Environment in Southeast Asia

Ian Douglas

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

As elsewhere, the major cities of Southeast Asia suffer from traffic congestion, air pollution, water supply shortages, garbage disposal inefficiencies, ... More


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