Thirst: For Water and Power in the Ancient World

Thirst: For Water and Power in the Ancient World

by Steven Mithen
     
 

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Freshwater shortages will affect 75% of the world’s population by 2050. Mithen puts this crisis into context by exploring 10,000 years of water management. Thirst tells of civilizations defeated by the water challenge, and of technological ingenuity that sustained communities in hostile environments. Work with nature, not against it, he advises.See more details below

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Freshwater shortages will affect 75% of the world’s population by 2050. Mithen puts this crisis into context by exploring 10,000 years of water management. Thirst tells of civilizations defeated by the water challenge, and of technological ingenuity that sustained communities in hostile environments. Work with nature, not against it, he advises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674072190
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/26/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
806,764
File size:
28 MB
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