Engineering Earth

The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects

  • Stanley D. Brunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxi
  2. Introduction

  3. GIS, ICTs and K-Economies

  4. Agriculture, Fishing and Mining Projects

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

2009 Afghan election Agriculture Alcan highway Amenity Landscapes Apartheids structure Architecture Asylum sites Border policy Capital cities Casinos Coastal engineering Coastal reclamation Contruction companies Corporation strategies Crop biotechnology Cyberspace Dairy development Dams Deep-Sea mining Deep-drilling Detentional landscapes Diamond mining Earth moving Earth restoration project Ecological Apocalypse Edge cities Energy megaprojects Facebook Fishing Floating bags Floating cities GIS GPS collars Geo-engineering Geography Global warming Google Green belts Hydroelectricity ICT Intermodal terminals Internet Interstate highway system Irrigation K-economies Kursk magnetic anomaly Large engineering projects Life necessities trade Liquid urbanity Mega logistics Mega-airports Megabridges Megachurches Megadams Megaengineering Megafacilities Megahydraulic engineering Megaports Mining projects Nonferrous metals mining Nuclear complex Nuclear testing Oil Olympics Permafrost Planned retirement communities Public transportation Reconstructing nature Recreation River diversion Rolling freshwater tires Schengen regime Sea art Socially engineered landscapes Soil erosion Soil mechanics Tourism Trans-Saharan railway Transamazon highway Transfrontier parks Transportation Urban environment Val d Europe Virtual gaming worlds Water transfer project Weather modification Worlds Fairs cattle movement

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley D. Brunn
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GeographyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9920-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9919-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9920-4
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