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Title Elixir : a history of water and humankind / Brian Fagan.
Author Fagan, Brian M.
Publication New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2011.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxvii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call # 553.7 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- Landscapes of Enlil -- The lands of Enki -- "I caused a canal to be cut" -- The waters of Zeus -- Aquae Romae -- Waters that purify -- China's sorrow -- The water lily lords -- The triumph of gravity -- The waters of Islam -- "Lifting power more than that of a hundred men".
Subject Water.
Water -- History.
Water -- Social aspects -- History.
Water and civilization -- History.
Note Human history of water
ISBN 9781608190034 (alk. paper) :
160819003X (alk. paper)

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  553.7 F    CHECK SHELVES