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Harvard Historical Studies 172

Confluence

The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône

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$62.00 • £49.95 • €56.00

ISBN 9780674049659

Publication Date: 04/04/2011

Short

392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 9 maps

Harvard Historical Studies

World

  • List of Maps and Figures
  • Prologue
  • Introduction: Nature, Technology, and History
  • 1. Envisioning a New Rhône
  • 2. Imagining the Nation’s River
  • 3. Postwar Transformations
  • 4. Local Responses
  • 5. Rethinking the Nation
  • 6. Rethinking the Rhône
  • 7. A New Modern
  • Conclusion: Legacies of the Rhône
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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