Flipping Book | Africa's Giants | Salini Impregilo Library

The environmental critics to large hydroelectric dams are certainly on the agenda even if, paradoxically, these dams are also a symbol of clean energy, namely electricity, the “white coal” that was to save modernity from dependence by the Dark Satanic Mills of the industrial revolution. In 1878 Patrick Geddes, the great theorist of urban phenomena and bio-regionalist thinker, developed Thomas Henry Huxley’s studies on the basin of River Thames; according to Mumford Huxley’s work was the first example of systemic thinking applied to the environment. AFRICA’S GIANTS