(see also Water Abuse, Water Politics, Water Preservation, Energy Self-Sufficiency, Forced Migration, China, India & Egypt)
Three Gorges Dam Project China OnLine (10/3/00). Basic facts about this megaproject.
For the Greater Common Good: The Pen as a Tool for Activism [interview with Arundhati Roy by Franny Armstrong], Satya (4/00). Struggle against the Narmada Dam project.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Dai Qing. "The Three Gorges dam project & free speech in China," Chicago Review 39 (12/93):275-78.
Dieu, Nguyen Thi. "The State vs. indigenous peoples: the impact of hydraulic projects on indigenous peoples of Asia," Journal of World History 7,1 (Spring 96):101-30. Three Gorges in China, Narmada in India & Batang Ai in Sarawak.
Shen, Doris. "Three Gorges resettlement crisis looms," World Rivers Review 13,2 (4/98).
__________. "Three Gorges dam not the answer to China's floods," World Rivers Review 13,4 (8/98).
Stegner, Wallace. "Myths of the Western dam," Saturday Review (10/23/65).
Steiner, Theodore. "That world's fair feeling: control of water in 20th c. America," Technology & Culture (4/93).
Ward, Diane Raines. Chaps. 2: "A sin of scale" & 3: "A thousand valleys" in her Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly, & the Politics of Thirst (NY: Riverhead, 2002).
White, Gilbert. "The environmental effects of the High Dam at Aswan," Environment (9/88).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Alagh, Yoginder K.; Mahesh Patak & D.T. Buch. Narmada & Environment: An Assessment (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1995).
Chetham, Deirdre. Before the Deluge: The Vanishing World of the Yangtze's Three Gorges (NY: Palgrave, 2002).
Churchill, Beryl Gail. The Dam Book (Cody WY: Rustler, 1986).
Collins, Robert O. The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics & the jonglei Canal, 1900-1988 (NY: Markus Weiner, 1994).
Dai Qing. Yangtze! Yangtze! Controversy over the Three Gorges Dam Project (ed. Patricia Adams & John Thibodeau; Toronto: Earthscan, 1994).
Fradkin, Philip J. A River No More: The Colorado River & the West (NY: Knopf, 1981).
Greener, Leslie. High Dam over Nubia (NY: Viking, 1962).
Human Rights Watch. The Three Gorges Dam in China: Forced Resettlement, Suppressed Dissent & Labor Rights Concerns (NY, 1995).
Little, Tom. High Dam at Aswan: The Subjugation of the Nile (NY: John Day, 1965).
Luk, Shiu-Hung & Joseph Whitney (eds.) MegaProject: A Case Study of China's Three Gorges Project (London: M.E. Sharpe, 1993).
Pitzer, Paul C. Grand Coulee: Harnessing a Dream (Pullman WA: Washington State U, 1994).
Sheth, Pravin N. Narmada Project: Politics of Eco-Development (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1994).
Stevens, Joseph E. Hoover Dam: An American Adventure (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1988).
Waterbury, John. The Hydropolitics of the Nile Valley (Syracuse: Syracuse U, 1979).
White, Richard. The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (NY: Hill & Wang, 1995).
In the Library: Fiction
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In the Library: Photography
Vilander, Barbara. Hoover Dam: The Photographs of Ben Glaha (Tucson: U. Arizona, 1999).
"Dam/Age" , by Aradhana Seth, 50m. On the Narmada River project in India.
"Hoover Dam: The Making of a Monument" , dir. Stephen Stept, 60m. From PBS Video.
"A Narmada Diary" , dir. Anan Patwardhan & Simantini Dhuru, 60m. From First Run/Icarus.
"Words on Water" , dir. Sanjay Kak, 85m. Struggle of Narmada Valley people against the high dams.