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Mega-dams in world literature: literary responses to twentieth-century dam building

dc.contributor.authorZiolkowski, Margaret, author
dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Wyoming Press, publisher
dc.description.abstractMega-Dams in World Literature reveals the varied effects of large dams on people and their environments as expressed in literary works, focusing on the shifting attitudes toward large dams that emerged over the course of the twentieth century. Margaret Ziolkowski covers the enthusiasm for large-dam construction that took place during the mid-twentieth-century heyday of mega-dams, the increasing number of people displaced by dams, the troubling environmental effects they incur, and the types of destruction and protest to which they may be subject.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Introduction -- 2. The High Modernist Heyday of Mega-Dam Construction -- 3. Displacement and Alienation of Peoples Worldwide -- 4. Contaminated Water, Disappearing Fish, and Deadly Sediment -- 5. Dam Failures, Real, Imagined, and Ecotage-Inspired.
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dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
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dc.subject.lcshEcology in literature
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental literature -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcshConservation of natural resources in literature
dc.titleMega-dams in world literature: literary responses to twentieth-century dam building


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