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Elixir : A History Of Water And Humankind (2012, original release: 2011)
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Call Number 553.7/FAGAN,B


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Published: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012
Edition:  Pbk. ed
Description:  xxvii, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608193370, 1608193373, 1608193373 :,
Language:  English


"First published by Bloomsbury Press in 2011"--T.p. verso

"[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?

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