Book ID: CBB384585453

Beyond the big ditch: politics, ecology, and infrastructure at the Panama Canal (2014)


Carse, Ashley (Author)

The MIT Press

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Infrastructures series
Physical Details: 298
Language: English

This title traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama's cultural and physical landscapes. By following container ships as they travel downstream along maritime routes and tracing rivers upstream across the populated watershed that feeds the canal, it explores the politics of environmental management around a waterway that links faraway ports and markets to nearby farms, forests, cities, and rural communities.

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Review Aaron G. Victoria (June 2018) Review of "Beyond the big ditch: politics, ecology, and infrastructure at the Panama Canal". The Journal of Transport History (pp. 123-124). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Carse, Ashley
Marixa Lasso
Sutter, Paul S.
Keiner, Christine
Ryan Dearinger
Cynthia A. Ruder
Social Studies of Science
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Science Technology and Society
Journal of the History of Biology
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
History of Technology
University of Pennsylvania Press
MIT Press
Harvard University Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of California Press
Princeton University Press
Panama Canal
Technology and politics
Clark, William Tierney
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
18th century
16th century
United States
Latin America
Western states (U.S.)

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