Beyond the Big Ditch [Pdf/E–book]

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Ure; they rework ecologies in ways that serve specific political and economic priorities Interweaving histories that range from the depopulation of the US Canal Zone a century ago to road depopulation of the US Canal Zone a century ago to road conflicts and water hyacinth invasions in canal waters the book illuminates the human and nonhuman actors that have come together at the margins of the famous trade route 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal Beyond the Big Ditch calls us to consider how infrastructures marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal Beyond the Big Ditch calls us to consider how infrastructures materially embedded in place producing environments with winners and loser. infrastructures materially embedded in place producing environments with winners and loser. Beyond the Big DitchHat links faraway ports and markets to nearby farms forests cities and rural communitiesCarse draws on a wide range of ethnographic and archival material farms forests cities and rural communitiesCarse draws on a wide range of ethnographic and archival material show the social and ecological implications of transportation across Panama The Canal moves ships over an auatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount of transportation across Panama The Canal moves ships over an auatic staircase of locks that demand an enormous amount fresh water from the surrounding region Each passing ship drains 52 million gallons out to sea a volume comparable to the daily water use of half a million PanamaniansInfrastructures like the Panama Canal out to sea a volume comparable to the daily water use of half a million PanamaniansInfrastructures like the Panama Canal argues do not simply conuer nat. A historical and ethnographic study class="12e0fa287b35de0a51cb84653bbe2866" style="color: #9900FF; 29px;">Of The Conflict Between Global The Conflict Between Global And the conflict between lobal transportation and development as the two intersect at the Panama Canal In this innovative book Ashley Carse traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how lobal shipping is entangled with Panama's cultural and physical landscapes By following container ships as they travel downstream along maritime routes and tracing rivers upstream across the populated watershed that feeds the canal he explores the politics of environmental management around a waterway .

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