By L. Mays (Ed.),L. Mays
There isn't any extra primary source than water. the root of all existence, water is speedy changing into a key factor in today’s global, in addition to a resource of clash. This attention-grabbing e-book, which units out some of the creative tools during which historical societies amassed, transported and kept 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 outline of the water applied sciences built through a couple of old civilizations, from these of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies akin to the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the traditional Egyptians. after all, no e-book on old water applied sciences will be entire with no discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, but in addition to masking those key civilizations, it additionally examines how old American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water provides. This strangely wide-ranging textual content may perhaps supply today’s parched international a few recommendations to the approaching challenge 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 facts that "the prior is the main for the future."
Andreas N. Angelakis, Hellenic Water provide and Sewerage structures organization, Greece
"This booklet makes a basic contribution to what's going to develop into an important problem of our civilization dealing with the worldwide quandary: the matter of water. historic Water applied sciences offers an entire landscape of the way 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 historic and clinical reconstruction and a sign of ways conventional wisdom can 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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