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

Author: Steven Solomon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A narrative account of how water has shaped human society from the ancient past to the present"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Solomon
OCLC Number: 535738617
Notes: Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Harper, c2010. 1st ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
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 for scarcity : the new policies of water in the industrial democracies.
Responsibility: Steven Solomon.

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