Elixir

Elixir

A History of Water and Humankind

Book - 2012
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"[The author] tells the story of water and how it has shaped human history, from ancient Mesopotamia to the parched present of the Sunbelt"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, ©2012.
Edition: Paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781608193370
1608193373
Characteristics: xxvii, 384 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: History of water and humankind.

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ChristchurchLib Mar 31, 2015

According to anthropologist Brian Fagan, water is "an integral part of our lives that we never think about," which (he adds) is a huge mistake on our part, as it's perhaps the most influential force to ever shape human civilization. In this narrative history, Fagan covers important milestones in the relationship between humans and water, one that spans millennia - from approximately 10,000 BCE to the present. Whether discussing aquifers or aqueducts, hydroelectric power or hydroponics systems, Elixir brings together the historical, cultural, religious, scientific, and philosophical dimensions of water. Nature and Science April 2015 newsletter.

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