"compelling... We take the matric of life for granted today. In the overheated, overpopulated future that lies before us, we may no longer have that luxury." (Robin McKie THE OBSERVER
This is an interesting and lively book, not least in the way it sheds light on the archaeological process as it moves through the evolving history of water management and society...a very good read and provides an excellent synthesis of the history of water resources in the ancient world (BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE
is a vitally engaging book. (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
A detailed look at the history of water and society in the ancient world, a history never previously written as it is still in the process of being revealed.