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Water sheikhs & dam builders : stories of people and water in the Middle East

Author: Francesca de Ch�atel ; [with illustrations and maps by Michael Durran]. ; Francesca de Châtel
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Water Sheikhs and Dam Builders Francesca de Chatel discusses the problems and paradoxes of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the past, present, and future of water in the region and exposing the roots of the current water crisis."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca de Ch�atel ; [with illustrations and maps by Michael Durran]. ; Francesca de Châtel
ISBN: 9780765803771 0765803771
OCLC Number: 123029036
Description: xiii, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The death of the Garden of Eden --
A gift from God --
Fading traditions --
Chafa and chirb, the laws of water --
The value of water --
Myths of concrete and steel --
Making the desert bloom --
Bitter waters --
War and visions of peace --
Relearning the meaning of water --
Four stories of people and water.
Other Titles: Water sheikhs and dam builders
Responsibility: Francesca de Châtel ; with illustrations and maps by Michael Durran.
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Discusses the problems and paradoxes of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa. Based on four years of research and travel from Iran to Libya and from Israel to Syria, this book combines  Read more...

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