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By L. Mays (Ed.),L. Mays

ISBN-10: 9048186315

ISBN-13: 9789048186310

ISBN-10: 9400793367

ISBN-13: 9789400793361

There isn't any extra basic source than water. the root of all lifestyles, water is quickly turning into a key factor in today’s international, in addition to a resource of clash. This interesting booklet, which units out a number of the creative tools during which historical societies accumulated, transported and saved water, is a well timed booklet as overextraction and profligacy threaten the life of aquifers and watercourses that experience provided our wishes for millennia.

It presents an summary of the water applied sciences constructed by means of a few historical civilizations, from these of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies comparable to the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the traditional Egyptians. in fact, no ebook on historic water applied sciences will be whole with out discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, but in addition to protecting those key civilizations, it additionally examines how historical American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water offers. This surprisingly wide-ranging textual content may possibly provide today’s parched international a few suggestions to the upcoming quandary in our water supply.

"This ebook offers priceless insights into the water applied sciences constructed in historic civilizations that are the underpinning of recent achievements in water engineering and administration practices. it's the most sensible evidence that "the previous is the main for the future."
Andreas N. Angelakis, Hellenic Water provide and Sewerage platforms organization, Greece

"This ebook makes a primary contribution to what's going to develop into an important problem of our civilization dealing with the worldwide concern: the matter of water. historical Water applied sciences offers a whole landscape of ways historic societies faced themselves with the administration of water. The position of this quantity is to supply, for the 1st time in this factor, an in depth ancient and medical reconstruction and a sign of ways conventional wisdom could be hired to make sure a sustainable destiny for all."
Pietro Laureano, UNESCO specialist for ecosystems in danger, Director of IPOGEA-Institute of conventional wisdom, Italy

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