A history of dams
Hard cover with dust jacket. 280pp., with many b/w photographic plates, drawings, maps and diagrams.
In this book the emphasis has been placed on the early periods in dam-building rather than on recent decades. Thus the story is related in some detail down to the end of the nineteenth century but, after that, is only a survey.
Although the period covered is extensive – from the earliest times down to the present day – the account is restricted geographically to the countries of the Near and Middle East, parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas. The history of dams in India (with a a few exceptions) and the Far East (even though Japan’s old dams are numerous) has been excluded.
Byzantium and Persia
The Early Americas
The First Half of the Nineteenth Century
The Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
The Last Twenty Years
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