Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization


By (author) Steven Solomon

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  • Publisher: HarperPerennial
  • Format: Paperback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 46mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0060548312
  • ISBN 13: 9780060548315
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 128,217

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This is a narrative portrait of the personalities, innovations, and power struggles over water that have transformed human history - from the irrigation civilisations of antiquity, Roman Empire, medieval China, Islam's golden age, rise of the West and the Industrial Revolution.

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Review quote

"Steven Solomon has written a riveting historical manifesto on behalf of Water Power. His sweeping narrative, covering centuries, is awe-inspiring. I learned a tremendous amount of usable knowledge from this fine work."--Douglas Brinkley, author of "The Wilderness Warrior"