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Published: 27 August 2009

434 Pages | 131 in-text illustrations


ISBN: 9780199239092

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Water Engineering in the Ancient World

Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia

Charles R. Ortloff

  • Uses the latest computing methods to understand water resource problems and solutions developed in ancient civilizations
  • Study of the technical innovations devised by ancient peoples to overcome climate stress problems is relevant to the current issue of global warming
  • Covers civilizations in three continents, including little-known South American contributions to the hydraulic sciences
  • A chapter in the book will be featured in a National Geographic TV Special