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Main Title Elixir : a history of water and humankind /
Author Fagan, Brian M.
Publisher Bloomsbury Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 759174709
ISBN 9781608193370; 1608193373
Subjects Water ; Water--History ; Water--Social aspects--History ; Water and civilization--History
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GB671.F34 2011 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/24/2012
Edition Pbk. ed.
Collation xxvii, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Notes "First published by Bloomsbury Press in 2011"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-369) and index.
Contents Notes "[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. Canals, furrows, and rice paddies -- The elixir of life -- Farmers and furrows -- "Whoever has a channel has a wife" -- Hohokam : "Something that is all gone" -- The power of the waters -- Waters from afar -- Landscapes of Enlil -- The lands of Enki -- "I caused a canal to be cut" -- The waters of Zeus -- Aquae Romae -- Cisterns and monsoons -- Waters that purify -- China's sorrow -- Ancient American hydrologists -- The water lily lords -- Triumphs of gravity -- Gravity and beyond -- The waters of Islam -- "Lifting power-- more certain than that of a hundred men" -- Mastery?.
Place Published New York
Alternate Title History of water and humankind
PUB Date Free Form 2012
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2010032082
OCLC Time Stamp 20120817123154
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01958cam 2200385Ia 45020