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

Author: Ashley Carse
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, [2014]
Series: Infrastructures series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historical and ethnographic study of the conflict between global transportation and rural development as the two intersect at the Panama Canal.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Carse
ISBN: 9780262028110 0262028115
OCLC Number: 910525648
Description: xv, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The machete and the freighter --
Monte --
Making the Panama Canal Watershed --
Frank Robinson's map --
Life along the river (Miocene-1903) --
Hydropolitics, territory, and canal construction --
Pueblos perdidos or how the lake ate the river --
Banana republic? The agricultural possibilities of the Canal Zone --
Getting across and getting around --
The highway : the world united, Panama divided --
Conquest of the jungle : the moral economy of rural infrastructure --
Weeds --
A demanding environment.
Series Title: Infrastructures series
Responsibility: Ashley Carse.

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