Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects by Stanley D. Brunn

By Stanley D. Brunn

This is the 1st publication to ascertain the particular influence of actual and social engineering initiatives in additional than fifty international locations from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. The booklet brings jointly a world workforce of approximately 2 hundred authors from over dozen varied nations and greater than a dozen assorted social, environmental, and engineering sciences. jointly they record and illustrate with case reviews, maps and images the size and affects of many megaprojects and the significance of learning those initiatives in historic, modern and postmodern views. This pioneering e-book will stimulate curiosity in studying various either social and actual engineering tasks at neighborhood, local, and worldwide scales and from disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives.

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Kazakhstan: Centered in Astana . . . . . . . Astana and Kazakhstan relative to Eurasia. Its location is near the geographic center of Eurasia, a point that the country’s national airline, Air Astana, makes in its ads (Yacher, 2009c: 18). . . . . . . . . . . High-level schematic of agents and inputs to the Astana project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pyramid . . . . . . . . . . . . Baiterek, the symbol of Astana.

The Great Belt’s East Bridge under construction . . . The Great Belt’s East Bridge under construction . . . The Oresund Bridge, which opened for traffic in 2000 . The giant crane, Svanen (the Swan) is placing a bridge girder at the Oresund Bridge . . . . . . . . Construction of caissons for the Oresund Bridge at Malmo North Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . One of several propositions for a bridge solution over the Femern Belt. The fixed link has been finally agreed upon by the governments and parliaments of Denmark and Germany and is stipulated to open for traffic in 2018 .

Camp Roberts architecture diagram . . . . . . . . Afghan elections architecture diagram . . . . . . . Afghanistan attacks by district, September 2–8, 2009 . . . Change in violence by district, August 11–September 9, 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total fraud complaints by province for the 2009 Afghanistan presidential election . . . . . . . . Citizen reported election day incidents . . . . . . . Benford fraud analysis of Afghanistan election results .

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