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Engineering nature : water, development, & the global spread of American environmental expertise

Author: Jessica B Teisch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
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Focusing on globalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Jessica Teisch examines the processes by which American water and mining engineers who rose to prominence during and after the California Gold Rush of 1849 exported the United States' growing technical and environmental knowledge and associated social and political institutions. Teisch argues that by examining the successes and failures  Read more...
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Teisch, Jessica B.
Engineering nature.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010029268
(OCoLC)649927265
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica B Teisch
ISBN: 9780807878019 0807878014 9781469603513 1469603519
OCLC Number: 703233903
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Lessons of valuable experience : what California learned from India --
A great mission for the race : lessons and experiences from California --
The California model and the Australian awakening --
Home is not so very far away : civilizing the South African frontier --
Nothing but commercial feudalism : California's Hawaiian empire --
Palestine's peculiar social experiments.
Responsibility: Jessica B. Teisch.

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