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The Resource Unruly waters : how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history, Sunil Amrith

Unruly waters : how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history, Sunil Amrith

Label
Unruly waters : how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history
Title
Unruly waters
Title remainder
how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history
Statement of responsibility
Sunil Amrith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Asia's history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas--and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers and farmers who have sought to control them. Looking out from India, he shows how dreams and fears of water shaped visions of political independence and economic development, provoked efforts to reshape nature through dams and pumps, and unleashed powerful tensions within and between nations. Today, Asian nations are racing to construct hundreds of dams in the Himalayas, with dire environmental impacts; hundreds of millions crowd into coastal cities threatened by cyclones and storm surges. In an age of climate change, Unruly Waters is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Asia's past and its future." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amrith, Sunil S.
Dewey number
950
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS12
LC item number
.A54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water
  • Bodies of water
  • Water and civilization
  • Water and civilization
  • Water
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • HISTORY
Label
Unruly waters : how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history, Sunil Amrith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The shape of modern Asia -- Water and empire -- This parched land -- The aqueous atmosphere -- The struggle for water -- Water and freedom -- Rivers divided, rivers dammed -- The ocean and the underground -- Stormy horizons -- Epilogue: history and memory at the water's edge
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780465097722
Lccn
2018020666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1030761121
  • (OCoLC)1030761121
Label
Unruly waters : how rains, rivers, coasts and seas have shaped Asia's history, Sunil Amrith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The shape of modern Asia -- Water and empire -- This parched land -- The aqueous atmosphere -- The struggle for water -- Water and freedom -- Rivers divided, rivers dammed -- The ocean and the underground -- Stormy horizons -- Epilogue: history and memory at the water's edge
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780465097722
Lccn
2018020666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1030761121
  • (OCoLC)1030761121

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