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Title Handbook of ancient water technology / edited by Örjan Wikander.

Published Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2000.

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 UniM Bund  627.09 HAND {Bund52 20131121}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 741 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Technology and change in history, 1385-920X ; v. 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [661]-702) and index.
Contents Introduction / Orjan Wikander -- I. Water-Supply. 1. Geological Background, Climate, Water Resources / R. G. Thomas. 2. Collection of Water / A. Trevor Hodge. 3. Wells / A. Trevor Hodge. 4. Qanats / A. Trevor Hodge. 5. Aqueducts / A. Trevor Hodge. 6. Engineering Works / A. Trevor Hodge. 7. Purity of Water / A. Trevor Hodge -- II. Urban Use. 1. Urban Water Transport and Distribution / Gemma C. M. Jansen. 2. Industrial Use of Water / Andrew Wilson. 3. Drainage and Sanitation / Andrew Wilson -- III. Irrigation and Rural Drainage. 1. Irrigation / John Peter Oleson. 2. Water-Lifting / John Peter Oleson. 3. Land Drainage / Andrew Wilson -- IV. Large Hydraulic Infringements on Nature. 1. Canals / Charlotte Wikander. 2. Reservoirs and Dams / A. Trevor Hodge -- V. Water-Power. 1. Theoretical Hydraulics, Automata, and Water Clocks / Michael Lewis. 2. The Water-Mill / Orjan Wikander. 3. Industrial Applications of Water-Power / Orjan Wikander.
VI. Water as an Aesthetic and Recreational Element. 1. Fountains and Nymphaea / Franz Glaser. 2. Water Landscaping / Franz Glaser. 3. The Water Management of Greek and Roman Baths / Hubertus Manderscheid -- VII. Water Legislation in the Ancient World (c. 2200 B.C.-c. A.D. 500) / Christer Bruun. 1. Mesopotania, the Hittites and the Arabian Peninsula. 2. Egypt. 3. The Greek World. 4. The Roman World -- VIII. Historical Context. The Socio-Economic Background and Effects. 1. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages / Orjan Wikander. 2. The Iron Age, and the Archaic and Classical Periods / Orjan Wikander. 3. The Hellenistic Period / Michael Lewis. 4. The Roman Empire / Orjan Wikander -- References / Charlotte Wikander -- Indices / Charlottc Wikander and Orjan Wikander.
Other author Wikander, Örjan.
Subject Hydraulic engineering -- History.
ISBN 9004111239 (cloth : alk. paper)