The Resource Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization, Steven Solomon

Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization, Steven Solomon

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Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization
Title
Water
Title remainder
the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization
Statement of responsibility
Steven Solomon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A narrative account of how water has shaped human society from the ancient past to the present"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NBEV
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Solomon, Steven
Dewey number
553.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Water and civilization
  • Water and civilization
  • World history
Label
Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization, Steven Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-564) and index
Contents
The indispensable resource -- Water and the start of civilization -- Rivers, irrigation, and the earliest empires -- Seafaring, trade, and the making of the Mediterranean world -- The Grand Canal and the flourishing of Chinese civilization -- Islam, deserts, and the destiny of history's most water-fragile civilization -- Waterwheel, plow, cargo ship, and the awakening of Europe -- The voyages of discovery and the launch of the oceanic era -- Steam power, industry, and the Age of the British Empire -- The sanitary revolution -- Water frontiers and the emergence of the United States -- The canal to America's Century -- Giant dams, water abundance, and the rise of global society -- Water : the new oil -- Thicker than blood : the water-famished Middle East -- From have to have-not : mounting water distress in Asia's rising giants -- Opportunity from scarcity : the new policies of water in the industrial democracies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
x, 596 p.
Isbn
9780060548315
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060548315
  • (OCoLC)641534194
Label
Water : the epic struggle for wealth, power, and civilization, Steven Solomon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-564) and index
Contents
The indispensable resource -- Water and the start of civilization -- Rivers, irrigation, and the earliest empires -- Seafaring, trade, and the making of the Mediterranean world -- The Grand Canal and the flourishing of Chinese civilization -- Islam, deserts, and the destiny of history's most water-fragile civilization -- Waterwheel, plow, cargo ship, and the awakening of Europe -- The voyages of discovery and the launch of the oceanic era -- Steam power, industry, and the Age of the British Empire -- The sanitary revolution -- Water frontiers and the emergence of the United States -- The canal to America's Century -- Giant dams, water abundance, and the rise of global society -- Water : the new oil -- Thicker than blood : the water-famished Middle East -- From have to have-not : mounting water distress in Asia's rising giants -- Opportunity from scarcity : the new policies of water in the industrial democracies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
x, 596 p.
Isbn
9780060548315
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060548315
  • (OCoLC)641534194

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