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By Larry W. Mays (auth.), L. Mays (eds.)

There is not any extra primary source than water. the foundation of all lifestyles, water is quick changing into a key factor in today’s international, in addition to a resource of clash. This attention-grabbing booklet, which units out a number of the creative tools through which old societies collected, transported and kept water, is a well timed book as overextraction and profligacy threaten the life of aquifers and watercourses that experience provided our wishes for millennia.

It offers an outline of the water applied sciences built through a few old civilizations, from these of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies resembling the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the traditional Egyptians. in fact, no publication on old water applied sciences will be entire with out discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, but in addition to protecting those key civilizations, it additionally examines how historic American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water provides. This strangely wide-ranging textual content may possibly supply today’s parched international a few recommendations to the upcoming quandary in our water supply.

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