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Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizations : 5,000 Years of History.

Author: Pierre-Louis Viollet
Publisher: Hoboken : CRC Press, 2007.
Series: IAHR Monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new book offers an engineer's perspective on the history of water technology and it's impact on the development of civilisation. A Second Edition and translation into English of the French book ""L'Hydraulique dans les Civilisations Anciennes"". Water professionals, engineers, scientists, and students will find this book fascinating and invaluable to their understanding of the fundamental role of water  Read more...
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Viollet, Pierre-Louis.
Water Engineering in Ancient Civilizations : 5,000 Years of History.
Hoboken : CRC Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Louis Viollet
ISBN: 9780203375310 0203375319
OCLC Number: 854975440
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Dedication; Translator's Note; Acknowledgements; Preface; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: 4,000 Years of Hydraulic development in the East: From the era of the early cultivators to the conquests of Alexander the Great; 1. Hydraulics and The Birth of Civilization; 2. From Mesopotamia to the Syrian Shore: The land of the water pioneers; 3. Ancient Egypt and the Arabia Felix, the rhythm of the flood seasons; 4. The maritime civilizations of the Aegean Sea: urban and agricultural hydraulics; Part II: The Empires of the Builders. 5. Mathematicians and inventors of Alexandria and the Hellenistic world6. Hydraulics in the Roman empire: Driving Force of development and symbol of civilization; 7. Beyond Rome, The East And The Arab World; 8. Rivers, canals, and Hydraulic technology in China; 9. The Mills of the Middle Ages; Conclusion; Chronological Table; Units of measure for lengths and areas; Bibliographic References.
Series Title: IAHR Monographs.

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This new book offers an engineer's perspective on the history of water technology and it's impact on the development of civilisation. A Second Edition and translation into English of the French book ""L'Hydraulique dans les Civilisations Anciennes"". Water professionals, engineers, scientists, and students will find this book fascinating and invaluable to their understanding of the fundamental role of water engineering in the development of civilization. The book abounds with descriptions of hydraulic techniques in the civilizations of the classical era and the Middle Ages, including illustrat.

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