Engineering Earth - The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects

Engineering Earth - The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects

von: Stanley D. Brunn

Springer-Verlag, 2011

ISBN: 9789048199204 , 2266 Seiten

Format: PDF

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Engineering Earth - The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects


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.

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.