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Silenced Rivers The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams

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ISBN-10: 1856499022

ISBN-13: 9781856499026

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Patrick McCully

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This definitive study of one of the most controversial environmental and development issues explains the history and politics of dam building worldwide and shows why large dams have become such a contentious issue.
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction to the Updated Edition: A New Order for Rivers and Society: The World Commission on Dams, and Beyond
The Prehistory of the World Commission on Dams
Conspiracies and Consultations
Dirty Reservoirs: Greenhouse Gas Emitting Dams
A Changing Climate for Dams
The Century of the Small: Alternatives to Dams
Bringing the Harvest Home
We've Got the Power
Changing the World, Dam by Dam
The Rise of the Dam Decommissioning Movement
The Power and the Water
A Short History of Rivers
Dams: What They Are and What They Do
A Short History of Damming
The End of the Big Dam Era?
Rivers No More: The Environmental Effects of Dams
Flooding for Posterity
Dams and Geology: Morphological Effects
Dirty Dams: Effects on Water Quality
They Shall Not Pass: Dams and Migratory Fish
Foil'd Wanderers: Hydrological Effects
The Mitigation Game
The EIA Industry
Temples of Doom: The Human Consequences of Dams
Dammed Lies and Statistics
The Final Blow: Dams and Indigenous People
Waiting for the Dam
After the Deluge
The Failure of Resettlement Policies
Dams and Disease
When Things Fall Apart: The Technical Failures of Large Dams
Not on Solid Ground: Dams and Geology
Political Hydrology
Mud against Dams: Sedimentation
Reservoir-Induced Seismicity: Dams that Cause the Earth to Move
Iron Dams and Corpses: Dam Safety
Getting Old: Dam Ageing and Decommissioning
Empty Promises: The Elusive Benefits of Large Dams
Generating Risk and Debt: Hydropower
Dams to the Rescue? Hydro and Global Warming
The Great Illusion: Flood Control
Too Much to Drink: Dams and Public Water Supply
Blocking the Passage: Dams and River Transport
The One that Got Away: Reservoir Fisheries
All the Fun of the Reservoir: Dams and Recreation
Paradise Lost: Dams and Irrigation
Killing the Land: Irrigation and Soil Degradation
The Social Effects of Large-Scale Irrigation
The Technical and Economic Failure of Large-Scale Irrigation
The Wise Use of Watersheds
Managing the Land to Manage the Water
Flood Management
Farming Drylands without Large Dams
Going Underground
Traditional Diversions
Modern Irrigation: Back to the Future
Fix the Pipe, Spare the River
Energy: Revolution or Catastrophe?
The Renewables Are Coming
Bringing Hydro Down to Size
Storming the Palace Gates
Industry Applies, Man Conforms: The Political Economy of Damming
The Ideology of Dams
Dams and Domination
Dams and Pork
Technocrats without a Cause: Dam-Building Bureaucracies
A Vibrant Corps? Dam-Building Companies
The Ties that Bind: Dependent Industries
Those Who Pay the Piper: Dams and 'Aid'
Incomprehension and Intimidation: The Dam Builders' Reply
Nemesis: The Economics of Large Dams
We Will Not Move: The International Anti-Dam Movement
Aesthetics and Taxes: Dam Fights in the US
Arrests and Restoration in the Tasmanian Wilderness
Eastern Europe: Fight the Dams, Fight the System
Warriors and Workers Fight Back: Brazil
Struggle Over the River Kwai: Thailand
Clinging to the Land: Resistance to Dams in India
Dam Fighting on a Global Scale
Afterword: From the Dam to the Watershed
The San Francisco and Watershed Management Declarations
Manibeli Declaration
Dams Involving Forced Resettlement
Declaration of Curitiba
Contact Addresses