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    DescriptionCharles Ortloff provides a new perspective on archaeological studies of the urban and agricultural water supply and distribution systems of the major ancient civilizations of South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia, by using modern computer analysis methods to extract the true hydraulic/hydrological knowledge base available to these peoples. His many new revelations about the capabilities and innovations of ancient water engineers force us to re-evaluate what was known and practised in the hydraulic sciences in ancient times. Given our current concerns about global warming and its effect on economic stability, it is fascinating to observe how some ancient civilizations successfully coped with major climate change events by devising defensive agricultural survival strategies, while others, which did not innovate, failed to survive.


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    Title
    Water Engineering in the Ancient World
    Subtitle
    Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles R. Ortloff
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 434
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 891 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199239092
    ISBN 10: 0199239096
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010030, HIS002000
    DC22: 628.1093
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 5.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: TBX, NHF, NHC, TQSW
    Illustrations note
    131 in-text illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    18 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Charles R. Ortloff is a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago.
    Table of contents
    1. Ancient Pre-Columbian Peru, Bolivia, and Mesoamerica ; 2. The Ancient Middle East ; 3. Ancient South-East Asia ; 4. Comparative Studies: Old and New World Hydraulics Technology Surveys ; 5. Reflective Considerations