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Handbook of ancient water technology /
Handbook of ancient water technology

Author: edited by �Orjan Wikander. Wikander, �Orjan. ; ; Örjan Wikander
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000.
Series: Technology and change in history, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A new handbook replaces the discussion of water technology in antiquity in R.J. Forbes Studies in Ancient Technology and the first two volumes of A History of Technology, edited by Charles Singer et al. It surveys water use and water technology in an area from Mesopotamia to the Atlantic Ocean, from the beginning of the Neolithic period up to ca. A.D. 600, based on the archaeological and written evidence. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: edited by �Orjan Wikander. Wikander, �Orjan. ; ; Örjan Wikander
ISBN: 9004111239 9789004111233
OCLC Number: 43286505
Description: xi, 741 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Orjan Wikander --
I. Water-Supply. 1. Geological Background, Climate, Water Resources / R.G. Thomas. 2. Collection of Water / A. Trevor Hodge. 3. Wells / A. Trevor Hodge. 4. Qanats / A. Trevor Hodge. 5. Aqueducts / A. Trevor Hodge. 6. Engineering Works / A. Trevor Hodge. 7. Purity of Water / A. Trevor Hodge --
II. Urban Use. 1. Urban Water Transport and Distribution / Gemma C.M. Jansen. 2. Industrial Use of Water / Andrew Wilson. 3. Drainage and Sanitation / Andrew Wilson --
III. Irrigation and Rural Drainage. 1. Irrigation / John Peter Oleson. 2. Water-Lifting / John Peter Oleson. 3. Land Drainage / Andrew Wilson --
IV. Large Hydraulic Infringements on Nature. 1. Canals / Charlotte Wikander.
Series Title: Technology and change in history, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Örjan Wikander.
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