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The Resource Dreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City, Vera S. Candiani

Dreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City, Vera S. Candiani

Label
Dreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City
Title
Dreaming of dry land
Title remainder
environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City
Statement of responsibility
Vera S. Candiani
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not long after the conquest, the City of Mexico's rise to become the crown jewel in the Spanish empire was compromised by the lakes that surrounded it. Their increasing propensity to overflow destroyed wealth and alarmed urban elites, who responded with what would become the most transformative and protracted drainage project in the early modern America-the Desagüe de Huehuetoca. Hundreds of technicians, thousands of indigenous workers, and millions of pesos were marshaled to realize a complex system of canals, tunnels, dams, floodgates, and reservoirs. Vera S. Candiani's Dream
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Candiani, Vera S
Dewey number
625.7/34097253
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TC978.M6
LC item number
C36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drainage
  • Flood control
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Public works
  • Human ecology
  • Land use
  • Mexico
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Drainage
  • Flood control
  • Human ecology
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Land use
  • Public works
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Überschwemmung
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Land Mexiko
Label
Dreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City, Vera S. Candiani
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living in a fluid landscape -- Dreaming of dry land -- The trench of misfortunes -- To serve the city in desagüe country -- All the king's men -- A show of patriotism at the end of the trench -- Toward waterless and dry ground -- Deep colonizing
Control code
889646404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 376 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804791076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvqrrx4z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889646404
Label
Dreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City, Vera S. Candiani
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living in a fluid landscape -- Dreaming of dry land -- The trench of misfortunes -- To serve the city in desagüe country -- All the king's men -- A show of patriotism at the end of the trench -- Toward waterless and dry ground -- Deep colonizing
Control code
889646404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 376 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804791076
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvqrrx4z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889646404

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