Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects

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Stanley D. Brunn
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 19, 2011 - Social Science - 2266 pages
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This is the first book to examine the actual impact of physical and social engineering projects in more than fifty countries from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book brings together an international team of nearly two hundred authors from over two dozen different countries and more than a dozen different social, environmental, and engineering sciences. Together they document and illustrate with case studies, maps and photographs the scale and impacts of many megaprojects and the importance of studying these projects in historical, contemporary and postmodern perspectives. This pioneering book will stimulate interest in examining a variety of both social and physical engineering projects at local, regional, and global scales and from disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives.
 

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Contents

Contributors
xxv
List of Figures
xxxvii
List of Tables
lxvii
Part I Introduction
2
Part II GIS ICTs and KEconomies
34
Part III Agriculture Fishing and Mining Projects
234
Part IV Energy and Industrial Projects
427
Part V Transportation Projects
551
Part VIII Tourism Recreation and Amenity Landscapes
1107
Part IX Reconstructing and Restoring Nature
1340
Part X River Diversion and Coastal Reclamation Projects
1450
Part XI Dams
1568
Part XII Military Security and Risk Landscapes
1680
Part XIII Socially Engineered Landscapes
1819
Part XIV Political Organization of Space
2050
Part XV Earth and Planetary Engineering
2172

Part VI Construction Companies and Corporation Strategies
768
Part VII Megafacilities Designs and Architecture
848

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Professor Brunn has major interests in the human/environmental and environmental topics, emerging areas of cross-disciplinary and international research. He has published books on social, political, urban, information and communication geography as well as on the geopolitical implications of 11 September, technological hazards, and geography and technology. With Kluwer/Springer he published Geography and Technology (Kluwer, 2004), a 28 chapter book for the centennial of the Association of American Geographers.