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Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present

Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present (EPUB ebook)

Edited by Altaweel, Mark
Edited by Zhuang, Yijie

Today our societies face great challenges with water, in terms of both quantity and quality, but many of these challenges have already existed in the past. Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present seeks to highlight the issues that emerge ...or re-emerge across different societies and periods, and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability. Incorporating cutting-edge research and pioneering field surveys on past and present water management practices, the interdisciplinary contributors together identify how societies managed water resource challenges and utilized water in ways that allowed them to evolve, persist, or drastically alter their environment. The case studies, from different periods, ancient and modern, and from different regions, including the Indus Basin, the Yangtze River, the Mesopotamian floodplain, the early Islamic city of Sultan Kala in Turkmenistan, and ancient Korea, offer crucial empirical data to readers interested in comparing the dynamics of water management practices across time and space, and to those who wish to understand water-related issues through conceptual and quantitative models of water use. The case studies also challenge classical theories on water management and social evolution, examine and establish the deep historical roots and ecological foundations of water sustainability issues, and contribute new grounds for innovations in sustainable urban planning and ecological resilience.
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ISBN 9781911576723
Published 26 Nov 2018
Publisher UCL Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781911576723
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher UCL Press
Imprint UCL Press
Released 26 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) Edited by Altaweel, Mark
Edited by Zhuang, Yijie
Category Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Museums & Museology
Industrial Archaeology
Religion & Beliefs
Social Sciences
Economics, Finance, Business, Industry
Biological Anthropology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Water Supply & Treatment
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
Number of Pages 326
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 333.911
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Water resources development, Water-supply - Management
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly