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  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
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  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
1 online resource (193 p.) : ill.
"This volume contains original papers and announcements of recent results presented by the main participants of the 5th International Colloquium on Differential Geometry and its Related Fields (ICDG2016). These articles are devoted to some new developments on geometric structures on manifolds. Besides covering a broad overview on geometric structures, this volume provides significant information for researchers not only in the field of differential geometry but also in mathematical physics. Since each article is accompanied with detailed explanations, it serves as a good guide for young scientists working in this area."--Publisher's website.
xix, 262 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Structural Evaluation of Cell-Filled Pavement, by Subrat Roy.- 2. Global Warming Issues-Need for Sustainable Drainage System in Urban Areas-Green Construction Technologies, by A.K. Shrivastava.- 3. Water Hyacinth: A Useful Plant to Improve Rural Economy, by Priti Mathur.- 4. Growth, Biomass and Carbon Sequestration by Ttrees in Nutrient Deficient Bhata Land Soil of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India, by K.K.Chandra.- 5. Impact of Copper Oxide Nano Particles on Growth of Different Bacterial Species, by Tapan Adhikari.- 6. Performance of Low Cost Microbial Fuel Cell Using Earthenware Separator by Sudhansu Behera.- 7. Synthesis of CaO2 Nanoparticles for Environmental Emediation, by Sapana S. Madan.- 8. Superiority of Re-Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor over Existing Reactor Arrangements for Chemical Looping Combustion - A Review, by Sachin Tomar.- 9. Enhancing N Use Efficiency and Reducing N2O Emission by Coating Urea with Newly Identified Bio-molecule (C20H30O2), Nano-Zn Oxide and Nano-Rockphosphate, by S. Kundu.- 10. Gamma Radiation Technology for Hygienisation of Municipal Dry Sewage ludge- Naresh Kumar Garg.- 11. Participatory Approach for Corporate Social Responsibility Plan in India, by Dr. Rajesh Puranik.- 12. Solar Powered Cold Storage System for Horticultural Crops, by P. L. Singh.- 13. Feasibility of Solar Pumps for Salt Farmers, by Kapil K Samar.- 14. Development of Uttarakhand Using Alternative Energy Source as Micro Hydropower, by Jyothi Prasad.- 15. Comparative Studies on Performance of Commercially Available High Power PC-LED Bulbs Under Tropical Condition, by Arindam Chakraborty.- 16. Development of Pedal Operated Flour Mill, by Yallappa D.- 17. Development of Family Size FRP Biogas Plant Based on Kitchen Waste, by Deepak Sharma.- 18. A Computer-Based Expert System to Design Deenbandhu Biogas Plant, by Sudhir Narayan Kharpude.- 19. Prosopis Juliflora-A Potential Problematic Weed for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production- Vijayakumar Palled.- 20. Oil Extraction, Biodiesel Production and CI Engine Investigation Using Madhuca India Methyl Ester, by Amit Karwade.- 21. Design and Development of Producer Gas Based Heat Exchanger for Drying Application, by D.K.Vyas.- 22. Carbon Storage Potential in Dominant Trees of Koraput District of Odisha, by Kakoli Banerjee.- 23. Study of Geothermal Energy Potential with Geothermal Doublet, by Shibani K Jha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
This book comprising seven parts is organized under two sections. The first section deals with environment containing four parts, whereas the second section, containing three parts, is on energy. The first part deals with some aspects of hydrologic impacts of global warming and anthropogenic changes. Part II is on bio-environment and discusses plants, biomass, and bacterial species. Part III focuses on chemical environment. Section one is concluded with Part IV on social environment. Section two starts out with Part V on solar energy. Hydropower is discussed in Part VI. The concluding Part VII deals with biogas. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management may find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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  • Preface; Contents; Site Investigation Using Engineering Geology Mapping and Geological Hazard Evaluation: Case Study of the New Hail Economic City, Hail Region, KSA; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Study Area; 3 Methodology; 4 Results and Analysis; 4.1 Physical and Engineering Properties of Soil and Rocks; 4.2 Rock Outcrop Properties; 4.3 Geological Engineering Mapping; 4.4 Geological Hazards Evaluation; 5 Conclusion and Recommendation; References; Pre-design Site Investigation for an Oil and Gas Facility in the Marginal Lands of the Nigerian Niger Delta Sub-region; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Project Location and Geologic Settings2 Literature Review; 2.1 Marginal Lands in the Niger Delta; 3 Materials and Methods; 4 Results of Field and Laboratory Investigations; 4.1 Laboratory Investigations and Test Results; 5 Foundation Systems for the Quay Walls; 5.1 Depth of Embedment of the Reinforced Concrete Piles (Df); 5.2 Soil Bearing Pressures; 5.3 Ultimate Carrying Capacities of the Reinforced Concrete Piles at the Project Site; 6 Discussion of Presented Data; 6.1 Relations of Lithological Variations on-Shore Versus off-Shore; 6.2 Strength Distribution with Depth
  • 6.3 Anchors for the Quay Wall Shore Protection System6.4 Bearing Capacities Beneath Tank Positions; [Weight of Oil Tanks When Full]; 6.5 Allowable Bearing Capacities Versus Allowable Computed Settlements; 7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Geotechnical Properties of Expansive Clay Shale in El-Mahrowsa, Qena, Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Location and Geological Setting of Study Area; 3 Experimental Work Program; 3.1 Natural Soil; 3.2 Laboratory Tests; 3.3 Chemical Analysis; 3.4 Mineralogical Analysis; 3.5 Geotechnical Soil Tests; 3.6 Swelling Index Tests
  • 3.7 Free Swelling Test3.8 Swelling Potential Test; 3.9 Swelling Pressure Tests; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Chemistry on the Geotechnical Properties of Studied Clay Samples; 4.2 Soil Classification; 4.2.1 Classification According to Unified Soil Classification System (USCS); 4.2.2 Classification Based on Activity; 4.2.3 Classification Based on Plasticity Index; 4.2.4 Classification Based on Shrinkage Limit and Linear Shrinkage; 4.2.5 Classification Based on Swelling Potential; 4.2.6 Classification Based on Swelling Pressure; 5 Correlation of Index Properties
  • 5.1 Liquid Limit and Plastic Limit5.2 Liquid Limit and Plasticity Index; 5.3 Liquid Limit and Linear Shrinkage; 5.4 Liquid Limit and Swell Potential; 5.5 Liquid Limit and Swelling Pressure; 5.6 Swelling Pressure and Plasticity Index; 5.7 Swell Potential and Plasticity Index; 5.8 Swelling Pressure vs. Swell Potential; 6 Validation of Developed Relationship; 6.1 Swell Potential Equations; 6.2 Swelling Pressure Equations; 7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
xiii, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (684 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
"The aim and scope of the conference and book were to bring world leaders in the areas of fission, structure of neutron-rich nuclei, superheavy elements, astrophysics and new facilities for these research areas to present the latest developments in both theory and experiment to serve as benchmarks for future research. World leaders describe the latest research including development of new facilities under construction to point out the latest and future direction in research. These proceedings are published following the conferences every four to five years since 1997."--Publisher's website.
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"The four volumes of the proceedings of MG14 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting included 35 morning plenary talks over 6 days, 6 evening popular talks and 100 parallel sessions on 84 topics over 4 afternoons. Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theory, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, and from supernova cosmology to relativistic astrophysics, including topics such as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy and in active galactic nuclei in other galaxies, and neutron star, pulsar and white dwarf astrophysics. The remaining volumes include parallel sessions which touch on dark matter, neutrinos, X-ray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, quasars, gamma ray bursts, supernovas, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, large scale structure, observational cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, global structure, singularities, chaos, Einstein-Maxwell systems, wormholes, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, loop quantum gravity, quantum cosmology, self-gravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays and the history of general relativity"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Part I: Applications of Geographical Information Systems and Disaster Management.- Part II: Environmental Modelling and Simulation.- Part III: Energy Informatics and Environmental Informatics.- Part IV: Software Tools and Environmental Databases.- Part V: Energy Aware Software-Engineering and Development.- Part VI: Sustainable Mobility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319656861 20171127
This book presents the latest findings and ongoing research in connection with green information systems and green information & communication technology (ICT). It provides valuable insights into a broad range of cross-cutting concerns in ICT and the environmental sciences, and showcases how ICT can be used to effectively address environmental and energy efficiency issues. Offering a selection of extended contributions to the 31st International Conference EnviroInfo 2017, it is essential reading for anyone looking to expand their expertise in the area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319656861 20171127
xxi, 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
  • Neue Formen und Paradigmen der Wissen(schaft)skommunikation
  • "Public Sociology" und "Public Understanding of Science" (PUS) bzw : "Medialisierung" der Wissenschaft / Oliver Neun
  • Comics als visueller Zugang zum transdisziplinären Diskurs über Technikzukünfte / Philipp Schrögel und Marc-Denis Weitze
  • Fiktionale Fakten / Sonja Fucker und Uwe Schimank
  • Die Bewältigung interdisziplinärer Wissenskommunikation im Group Talk / René Wilke und Eric Lettkemann
  • Online-Communities und -Plattformen
  • "+1 für die Frage" / Sandra Hölbling-Inzko
  • Wissenschaft @ YouTube / Andrea Geipel
  • Das Rätsel hochschulischer Imagefilme : Erf̲fnungssequenzen / Stefan Bauernschmidt und Bernt Schnettler
  • Grenzgänge
  • Virtuelle Identitäten / Barbara Hendriks
  • "Jetzt ändere Dein Gehirn in diese Richtung!" : Aneignungsprozesse der Steuerung von Hirnaktivität über das Brain-Computer Interface / Melike Şahinol
  • Präsentationales Wissen / René Wilke, Eric Lettkemann und Hubert Knoblauch.
Green Library
xii, 387 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
xi, 264 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
vi, 233 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • UNCLOS marine pollution contingency planning : can states move from disaster relief to disaster risk reduction
  • Marine contingency planning in Australia / Warwick Gullett
  • An overview of Canada's "on-the-water" oil spill preparedness and response regime / Ted L. McDorman
  • China's practice in marine environmental contingency planning / Keyuan Zou and Jiayi Wang
  • Japan's legal regime for preventing and controlling accidental discharges of oil and hazardous and noxious substances from ships and offshore facilities / Chie Kojima
  • Marine environmental contingency planning in Korea / Jee Hyun Choi and Seokwoo Lee
  • Contingency planning for marine pollution in Malaysia / Mary George
  • The evolution of Mexico's marine national contingency plan / Alfonso Ascencio-Herrera
  • Marine contingency planning in the Republic of the Philippines / Jay L. Batongbacal
  • Marine environmental contingency planning in Singapore / Denise Cheong
  • The United Nations contingency plan : learning from gaps in the system / Anastasia Telesetsky
  • Conclusion: Improving national and regional marine pollution contingency planning.
There is an ever-present threat of catastrophic marine pollution incidents, as illustrated by recent disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Even small-scale accidental pollution discharges can have long-term consequences for marine and coastal resources. The UN Convention on the Law of Sea obliges all States to cooperate to prevent accidents and to minimize environmental damage during emergencies by jointly developing and implementing marine pollution contingency plans. The Asia-Pacific is one of the world's busiest shipping regions, some of its mega-ports experience high rates of vessel congestion, and there are increasing numbers of offshore installations. Marine pollution prevention planning is thus vital for the region. Marine Pollution Contingency Planning: State Practice in Asia-Pacific States outlines and examines marine pollution contingency planning in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, and the United States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004355491 20171204
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (392 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"This book collects selected papers from the 17th and 18th Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro/Nano Technology (CSMNT2015 and CSMNT2016). The papers cover various fields, like Micro/Nano Transducer/Robot, Microfluidic Devices and Systems, Micro/Nano Fabrication & Measurement Technologies, Microfluidics and Nano Fluids, Nano Material Research/Nanotube/Nanowire Devices, MEMS/NENS and Applications, Nanometer Biological/Nano Medicine, Packaging Technology. All the papers are written by Chinese researchers. From this book, you can have an overview of research of MEMS and nano technology in China. The reader can be researchers, graduate students, and engineers who are working in the field of MEMS and nano technology."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (649 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
"The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2018 is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB 2018 will be held on January 3 – 7, 2018 in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. PSB 2018 will bring together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations, and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. It is a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling, and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. The PSB has been designed to be responsive to the need for critical mass in sub-disciplines within biocomputing. For that reason, it is the only meeting whose sessions are defined dynamically each year in response to specific proposals. PSB sessions are organized by leaders of research in biocomputing's "hot topics." In this way, the meeting provides an early forum for serious examination of emerging methods and approaches in this rapidly changing field."--Publisher's website.
1 online resource (329 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"In February 2016, physicists announced the breakthrough discovery of the gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein in his century-old theory of General Relativity. These gravitational waves were emitted as a result of the collision of two massive black holes that happened about 1.3 billion years ago. They were discovered at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States and thus marked a new milestone for physics. However, it remains unclear to physicists how the gravitational interaction can be included in the Standard Theory of particle physics which describes the electroweak and the strong interactions in our universe. In this volume are the lectures, given by the speakers at the conference on cosmology and particle physics. The discussed topics range from gravitational waves to cosmology, dark matter, dark energy and particle physics beyond the Standard Theory."--Publisher's website.
xxii, 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Interpreting West Africa's European Fortifications2. Grossfriedrichsburg, the First German Colony in Africa?: Brandenburg-Prussia, Atlantic entanglements and national memory3. 'Far from my native land, and far from you': reimagining the British at Cape Coast Castle in the nineteenth century4. Viewed from a Distance: eighteenth-century printed images of fortifications on the coast of West Africa5. Illusions of Grandeur and Protection? Perceptions and (mis)representations of the defensive efficacy of European-built Fortifications on the Gold Coast, 17th-early 19th Centuries6. Female Agency in a Cultural Confluence: Women, trade and politics in seventeenth and eighteenth century Gold Coast society7. Fort Metal Cross: commercial epicentre of the British on the Gold Coast8. European Fortifications in West Africa as Architectural Containers and Oppressive Contraptions9. A Theatre of Memory of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Cape Coast Castle and its Museum10. Diplomacy, Identity and Appropriation of the "Door of No Return": President Barack Obama and family in Ghana and the Cape Coast Castle, 200911. Re-Creating Pre-Colonial Forts and Castles: heritage policies and restoration practices in the Gold Coast/Ghana, 1945 to 1970s.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319392813 20171017
These essays reexamine European forts in West Africa as hubs where different peoples interacted, negotiated and transformed each other socially, politically, culturally, and economically. This collection brings together scholars of history, archaeology, cultural studies, and others to present a nuanced image of fortifications, showing that over time the functions and impacts of the buildings changed as the motives, missions, allegiances, and power dynamics in the region also changed. Focusing on the fortifications of Ghana, the authors discuss how these structures may be interpreted as connecting Ghanaian and West African histories to a multitude of global histories. They also enable greater understanding of the fortifications' contemporary use as heritage sites, where the Afro-European experience is narrated through guided tours and museums.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319392813 20171017
Green Library