Silenced rivers: the ecology and politics of large dams

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Zed Books, Dec 7, 2001 - Business & Economics - 359 pages
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Entirely updated in light of the recent World Commission on Dams Report, and responding to it, this new edition of Patrick McCully's now classic study shows why large dams have become such a controversial technology in both industrialized and developing countries. He explores the wide-ranging ecological impacts of large dams, the human consequences, the organization of the dam-building industry, and the role played by international banks and aid agencies in promoting it. He also looks as the extensive technical, safety, and economic problems associated with large dams. New in this edition, the author tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti-dam movement, and suggests alternative methods of supplying the services supposedly provided by large dams.

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Anyone who claim that the three gorges dam on Yanze river is a good idea, should read this book first before they claim it again! Read full review

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This is a very comprehensive book related to the problems that large dams have posed. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
viii
Introduction to the Updated Edition
xv
The Power and the Water
1
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Patrick McCully is Campaigns Director of the California-based International Rivers Network. He is also an Associate Editor of The Ecologist and a contributing writer for Multinational Monitor.

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