The Resource Water : a biography, Giulio Boccaletti

Water : a biography, Giulio Boccaletti

Label
Water : a biography
Title
Water
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Giulio Boccaletti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this richly narrated and authoritative work--combining environmental and societal history--Giulio Boccaletti begins with the earliest civilizations of sedentary farmers on the banks of the Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates. He describes how these societies were made possible by sea level changes from the last glacial melt. He examines how this sedentary farming led to irrigation and multiple cropping, which, in turn, resulted in an explosion in population and the specialization of labor. We see how irrigation structure led to social structure--inventions like the calendar sprung from agricultural necessity; how, in Ancient Greece, communal ownership of wells laid the groundwork for democracy; how the Greek and Roman experience dealing with water security was the seed for tax systems. And he makes clear how the modern world as we know it began with a legal structure for the development of water infrastructure. In its scope and clarity, Water: A Biography provides a fascinating framework through which we can more fully understand society's relationship to, and fundamental reliance on, the most elemental substance on our planet"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boccaletti, Giulio
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB659.6
LC item number
.B63 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water
  • Water
  • Water-supply
  • Water security
  • Water
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Target audience
adult
Label
Water : a biography, Giulio Boccaletti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I -- Origins -- Standing still in a world of moving water -- The rise of the hydraulic state -- Bronze Age globalization -- An article of faith -- The politics of Water -- Res Publica -- Part II -- A thousand years of convergence -- Fragments of the past -- The republic returns -- Water sovereignty -- American river republic -- Global water empire -- The great Utopian synthesis -- Part III -- The hydraulic century -- Setting the stage for revollution -- Crisis and its discontent -- industrializing modernity -- FDR's modernization project -- Cold War -- The great acceleration -- The end of an era -- Part IV -- Finale -- A world of scarcity -- A planetary experiment -- Coda -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1190838141
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages
Isbn
9781524748234
Lccn
2020037044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps
Label
Water : a biography, Giulio Boccaletti
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I -- Origins -- Standing still in a world of moving water -- The rise of the hydraulic state -- Bronze Age globalization -- An article of faith -- The politics of Water -- Res Publica -- Part II -- A thousand years of convergence -- Fragments of the past -- The republic returns -- Water sovereignty -- American river republic -- Global water empire -- The great Utopian synthesis -- Part III -- The hydraulic century -- Setting the stage for revollution -- Crisis and its discontent -- industrializing modernity -- FDR's modernization project -- Cold War -- The great acceleration -- The end of an era -- Part IV -- Finale -- A world of scarcity -- A planetary experiment -- Coda -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1190838141
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 378 pages
Isbn
9781524748234
Lccn
2020037044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps

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