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Venice in Environmental Peril? : Myth and Reality.

Author: Dominic Standish
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Venice is perceived to be in peril due to rising sea levels, tourism, and modern development. This book is based on interviews with Venetian environmentalists about Venice & rsquo;s environmental risks, especially regarding the city & rsquo;s anticipated mobile dams. It offers a ten-point proposal to modernize Venice while preserving its ancient heritage.
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Standish, Dominic.
Venice in Environmental Peril? : Myth and Reality.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Standish
ISBN: 9780761856658 076185665X 1283361973 9781283361972
OCLC Number: 768082515
Description: 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Venice Problem and a Proposed Solution; Part One. VENICE'S MYTHICAL TRADITIONS; Chapter One. Founding Myths of the Venetian Republic; Chapter Two. Cultural Myths; Part Two. FROM CONSERVATIONISM TO ENVIRONMENTALISM; Chapter Three. The Triumph of Conservationism; Chapter Four. Transforming Conservationism into Environmentalism; Part Three. CLAIMS-MAKING ABOUT VENICE'S MOBILE DAMS; Chapter Five. Environmentalists Challenge Venice's Mobile Dams; Chapter Six. Environmental Claims about Venice's Mobile Dams. Chapter Seven. Myths about Venice's Mobile DamsPart Four. MYTHS ABOUT MODERNIZATION; Chapter Eight. Modernization and Environmentalism; Chapter Nine. Modernizing or Sustaining Venice?; Conclusion: The Reconstitution of the Venetian Metaphor; Appendix A. Profiles of Venetian Environmentalists Interviewed; Appendix B. List of Non-Governmental Organizations; Appendix C. List of Abbreviations of Political Parties; Appendix D. Glossary of Terminology; Chronology: Venice and Its Protection; Bibliography; Index.

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Venice is a glory of human achievement, and this book is the human-centered defense that the city deserves. -- Mick Hume, columnist for The Times (London) ...A groundbreaking book for understanding Read more...

 
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