A History of Water: Series III, Volume 1 - Water and Urbanization

A History of Water: Series III, Volume 1 - Water and Urbanization

By: Terje Oestigaard (editor), Terje Tvedt (editor)Hardback

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These three volumes present an original exploration of all aspects of water - social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological - from ancient times until the present day. Among the varied themes, the contributors examine the changing histories of water as a private or common good, the politics of water at local, urban, national and international level. With empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world the three volumes together represent one of the most complete and up to date accounts of the central role of water in the history and development of humanity.

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About Author

Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Professor of Political Science and Global History at the University of Oslo. He has published extensively on water-related topics and has written and presented two successful television documentaries on water, shown in 150 countries. His books include" The River Nile in the Age of the British "(2004), "The River Nile in the Post-Colonial Age" (2010), "A Journey in the Future of Water" (2013), all with I.B.Tauris, and he is Series Editor for the "History of Water" Series. Terje Oestigaard is a Research Fellow with the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala University, Sweden. He was previously Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He is Co-editor, with Terje Tvedt, of" A History of Water Series I: The World of Water "and of "A History of Water Series II: Ideas of Water from Ancient Societies to the Modern World."

Contents

Contents Introduction: Urbanization and water systems Terje Tvedt and Terje Oestigaard Part 1 The first cities, their localization and structure 1. Ancient Jericho/Tell es-Sultan. the tale of an early city and water control in ancient Palestine Lorenzo Nigro 2. Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley Civilization: water supply and water use in the third millennium BC Michael Jansen 3. Xian: water management and the development of the city planning in history Xiaochang C. Wang and Rong Chen 4. Phoenician cities and water: the role of sacred sources in the urban development of Motya, Western Sicily Federica Spagnoli 5. Waters at Babylon Olof Pedersen 6. Water control in ancient Greek cities Demetris Koutsoyiannis and Anna Patrikiou 7. Plumbing Ancient Rome Katherine Rinne Part 2: Water systems and urban development through history 8. Aksum: water and urbanization in northern Ethiopia Federica Sulas 9. Machu Picchu: water engineering in the mountains Kenneth R. Wright 10. The water supply of Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople James Crow 11. Timbuktu: origin of urbanism by the "Mother's well" Douglas Park 12. Water management in a maritime culture: the Swahili coast of East Africa Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Jeffrey Fleisher 13. Holy wells, hot springs and royal baths: water and socio-cultural developments in medieval and post-medieval Ethiopia Niall Finneran 14. An urban structure along the sacred waters of the Ganges in Varanasi Savitri Jalais 15. Damascus: the Death of the Garden of Eden Francesca de Chatel 16. An environmental history of the Viennese sanitation system - from Roman to modern times Michael Neundlinger, Sylvia Gierlinger, Gudrun Pollack & Fridolin Krausmann Part 3: The growth of the modern city 17. New York: water management and metropolitan development Betsy McCully 18. Paris: a history of water, sewers and urban development Sabine Barles & Andre Guillerme 19. Creating the urban hydraulic machine: water, technology, and the building of Boston Michael J. Rawson 20. Manchester: canals and the development of the city during the industrial revolution Peter Maw 21. Houston's public sinks: water and wastewater services in the 'energy capital' of the world Martin V. Melosi 22. Bergen: water and sewage in the rainy city Morten Hammerborg and Martin Byrkjeland 23. History of water and sanitation services in the urban-rural context - the city of Tampere, Finland Tapio S. Katko and Petri S. Juuti 24. Los Angeles: the city's water systems from its origins to today Irene J. Klaver 25. Dar es Salam: the development of water supply and sewage systems Marianne Kjellen and Alphonce Kyessi 26. Rotterdam dynamic polder and harbour city Fransje L. Hooimeijer & Han Meyer 27. Regulating discretion: privatization of Manilla's water supply Leong Ching and Xun Wu Part 4: Urbanism and the water illusion 28. Mexico City: a tale of water development, its values and challenges 29. The Singapore water story re-examined Eduardo Araral and Leong Ching 30. Las Vegas: a city gambling with water Leah J. Wilds Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781780764474
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 726
  • ID: 9781780764474
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 1780764472

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