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Quagmire : nation-building and nature in the Mekong Delta

Author: David A Biggs
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2010.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First paperback edition, 2012View all editions and formats
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"In the twentieth century, the Mekong Delta emerged as one of Vietnam's most important economic regions. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals played a major role in Vietnam's turbulent past, from the struggles of colonialism, to the the Cold War, and to the present day. [This book] considers these struggles, their antecedents, and their legacies from the perspective of environmental history."--Cover leaf.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Biggs
ISBN: 9780295990675 0295990678 9780295991993 0295991992
OCLC Number: 613433453
Description: xviii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Nation-making in the Mekong mire / William Cronon --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Water's edge --
Water grid --
Hydroagricultural crisis --
Balkanization --
Modernization --
American War --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Responsibility: David Biggs ; foreword by William Cronon.
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By exploring the delta as a quagmire in both natural and political terms, Biggs shows how engineered transformations of the Mekong Delta landscape-channelized rivers, a complex canal system,  Read more...

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