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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Wadia, Ardaseer Cursetjee (1808–1877), civil engineer

S. B. Southerden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1048 words.

Wadia, Ardaseer Cursetjee (1808–1877), civil engineer, was born, probably on 30 September 1808, in Bombay, India, the only surviving child of Cursetjee Rustomjee Wadia (1788–1863), master...

Harrington, John Lyle

Eric DeLony.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 799 words.

Harrington, John Lyle (07 December 1868–20 May 1942), civil engineer, was born in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Robert Charles Harrington and Angeline Virginia Henry. Living and working on...

Roebling, John Augustus

Melvin Kranzberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1474 words.

Roebling, John Augustus (12 June 1806–22 July 1869), engineer and bridge-builder, was born in Mühlhausen, Prussia, the son of Christoph Polycarpus Roebling, a prosperous merchant, and...

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry

Pamela Scott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Architecture. 3439 words.

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (01 May 1764–03 September 1820), architect and civil engineer, was born in Fulneck, Yorkshire, England, the son of Benjamin Latrobe, an English Moravian clergyman,...

Mead, Elwood

James R. Kluger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics. 2371 words.

Mead, Elwood (16 January 1858–26 January 1936), U.S. Commissioner of Reclamation, was born near Patriot, Indiana, the son of David B. Mead, a farmer, and Lucinda Davis. Mead spent his early...

Water, Food and Shelter Security in Natural Hazards

Janine M. H. Selendy.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 690 words.

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Infrastructure Disruptions

Stephanie E. Chang.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 11408 words.

Infrastructure systems—sometimes referred to as critical infrastructure or lifelines—provide services such as energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications that are...

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Modeling Power Outage Risk From Natural Hazards

Seth Guikema and Roshanak Nateghi.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 11097 words.

Natural disasters can have significant widespread impacts on society, and they often lead to loss of electric power for a large number of customers in the most heavily impacted areas. In...

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Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer

Paul Laxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 694 words.

Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer, was born in France, one of four children of a Huguenot family which settled in Geneva after fleeing France. He probably arrived in...