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Author Biggs, David A

Title Quagmire : nation-building and nature in the Mekong Delta / David Biggs ; foreword by William Cronon

Publ Info Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2010]
2010
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 Bryant Main Stacks  GE160.V5 B54 2010    AVAILABLE  In honor of Victoria A. Raccuia
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 RWU Main Library  GE160.V5 B54 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Weyerhaeuser environmental books
Weyerhaeuser environmental book
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-288) and index
Contents Foreword: Nation-making in the Mekong mire / William Cronon -- Ackowledgments -- Introduction -- Water's edge -- Water grid -- Hydroagricultural crisis -- Balkanization -- Modernization -- American War -- Epilogue
Note "In the twentieth century, the Mekong Delta emerged as one of Vietnam's most important economic regions. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals played a major role in Vietnam's turbulent past, from the struggles of colonialism, to the the Cold War, and to the present day. [This book] considers these struggles, their antecedents, and their legacies from the perspective of environmental history."--From cover leaf
LC subject Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia) -- Environmental conditions
Water resources development -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
Nation-building -- Vietnam
ISBN 9780295990675 (hardback : alk. paper)
0295990678 (hardback : alk. paper)