Description - A History of Water by Terje Tvedt
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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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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Author Biography - Terje Tvedt
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."