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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
New Library Acquisitions -- Week of December 3d
Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World (2012). This 384-page text is authored by Steven Mithen, a Professor of Early Prehistory and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of
Reading. The book, a work of environmental history, examines the successes and failures of humanity's last 10,000 years attempts at water management. Recognizing the historic importance of the commodification of water, the author reviews the terraforming and hydraulic engineering feats of ancient civilizations in an effort to provide us with more insight into the water crisis facing our world today.