Engineering Earth

The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects

Editors: Brunn, Stanley D. (Ed.)

  • The first major work that addresses the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary nature of earth engineering with original chapters by leading scholars from the social, environmental and engineering sciences on  megaengineering projects on regions, economies, cultures, and landscapes
  • Detailed maps and photographs illustrate the megaprojects themselves and impacts on societies, regions, and economies
  • A pioneering volume that documents and illustrates the scale and impacts of many megaprojects
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Professor Brunn has major interests in the human/environmental and environmental topics, emerging areas of cross-disciplinary and international research. He has published books on social, political, urban, information and communication geography as well as on the geopolitical implications of 11 September, technological hazards, and geography and technology. With Kluwer/Springer he published Geography and Technology (Kluwer, 2004), a 28 chapter book for the centennial of the Association of American Geographers.

Table of contents (126 chapters)

  • Introduction to Megaengineering: The Concept and a Research Frontier

    Brunn, Stanley D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Building the Next Seven Wonders: The Landscape Rhetoric of Large Engineering Projects

    Marsh, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Information Technology as Megaengineering: The Impact of GIS

    Goodchild, Michael F.

    Pages 37-47

  • Google and the Internet: A Mega-Project Nesting Within Another Mega-Project

    Paradiso, Maria

    Pages 49-65

  • Cloud Collaboration: Peer-Production and the Engineering of the internet

    Graham, Mark

    Pages 67-83

Buy this book

eBook $559.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9920-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $709.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9919-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $709.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0475-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Earth
Book Subtitle
The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects
Editors
  • Stanley D. Brunn
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9920-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9920-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9919-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0475-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXI, 2266
Topics