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Water Science and Technology Library

Macro-Engineering

A Challenge for the Future

Editors: Badescu, V., Cathcart, R.B., Schuiling, R.D. (Eds.)

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Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. The primary goals of some Earth-based macroprojects described in this book are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport and coastal protection. Other Earth or space projects considered here have a more futuristic ring, but our present-day technical skill makes their realization possible. Earth-based macroprojects usually combine different aspects and aims. They have a major impact on the ecology of a region and the inhabitants' means of living (like tourism, fishing, shipping). Its effects may be felt worldwide, like the rise in global sea level after the damming and evaporation of large ocean gulfs for power production, or the change in climate following the regional reduction of solar insolation.

Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers involved in macroprojects and students of Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Geo-Engineering and Energy Production in the 21st Century

    Pages 5-20

    Cathcart, Richard Brook (et al.)

  • Mineral Sequestration of CO2 and Recovery of the Heat of Reaction

    Pages 21-29

    Schuiling, Roelof Dirk

  • Large-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) technology

    Pages 31-44

    Marchie van Voorthuysen, Evert H.

  • Wind parks, mariculture, nutrients from organic waste streams, CO2 sequestration: A fruitful combination?

    Pages 45-51

    Schuiling, Roelof Dirk (et al.)

  • A Macro-project to Reduce Hurricane Intensity and slow Global Sea Level Rise

    Pages 53-63

    LaRosa, Richard

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Macro-Engineering
Book Subtitle
A Challenge for the Future
Editors
  • V. Badescu
  • R.B. Cathcart
  • R.D. Schuiling
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4604-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4604-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3739-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6948-1
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
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