9781780764474

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

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    9781780764474

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    1780764472

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-27
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Urbanization and Water Systems
PART I: 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
2. Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley Civilization: Water Supply and Water Use in the Third Millennium BC
3. Xian: Water Management and the Development of the City Planning in History
4. Phoenician Cities and Water: The Role of Sacred Sources in the Urban Development of Motya, Western Sicily
5. Waters at Babylon
6. Water Control in Ancient Greek Cities
7. Plumbing Ancient Rome
PART II: WATER SYSTEMS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HISTORY
8. Aksum: Water and Urbanization in Northern Ethiopia
9. Machu Picchu: Water Engineering in the Mountains
10. The Water Supply of Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople
11. Timbuktu: Origin of Urbanism by the 'Mother's well'
12. Water Management in a Maritime Culture: The Swahili Coast of East Africa
13. Holy Wells, Hot Springs and Royal Baths: Water and Socio-cultural Developments in Medieval and Post-medieval Ethiopia
14. An Urban Structure Along the Sacred Waters of the Ganges in Varanasi
15. Damascus: the Death of the Garden of Eden
16. An Environmental History of the Viennese Sanitation System – from Roman to Modern Times
PART III: THE GROWTH OF THE MODERN CITY
17. New York: Water Management and Metropolitan Development
18. Paris: a History of Water, Sewers and Urban Development
19. Creating the Urban Hydraulic Machine: Water, Technology, and the Building of Boston
20. Manchester: Canals and the Development of the City During the Industrial Revolution
21. Houston's Public Sinks: Water and Wastewater Services in the 'Energy Capital' of the World
22. Bergen: Water and Sewage in the Rainy City
23. History of Water and Sanitation Services in the Urban-rural Context – the City of Tampere, Finland
24. Los Angeles: The City's Water Systems from its Origins to Today
25. Dar es Salam: The Development of Water Supply and Sewage Systems
26. Rotterdam Dynamic Polder and Harbour City
27. Regulating Discretion: Privatization of Manilla's Water Supply
PART IV: URBANISM AND THE WATER ILLUSION
28. Mexico City: A Tale of Water Development, its Values and Challenges
29. The Singapore Water Story Re-examined
30. Las Vegas: A City Gambling with Water
Index

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