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Author LinkCandiani, Vera S.,author.
Title LinkDreaming of dry land : environmental transformation in colonial Mexico City / Vera S. Candiani.
Distribution Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Description xxix, 376 pages :  illustrations, maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary Examines one of the largest environmental engineering works of the early modern period, the Desagüe de Huehuetoca - the name given to the massive Spanish project to save Mexico City from floods by draining the lakes surrounding it.--p. [4] of cover.
Subject LinkDrainage -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkFlood control -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkHydraulic engineering -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkPublic works -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkHuman ecology -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkLand use -- Mexico -- Mexico, Valley of -- History -- 17th century.
LinkMexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810.

System Number 000679794
ISBN Link9780804788052 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0804788057 (cloth : alk. paper)

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