Rivers and Society: From Early Civilizations to Modern Times

Terje Tvedt (Editor), Richard Coopey (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


Rivers and Society explores the ways in which human/river relations have shaped important historical transformation processes. With examples ranging from explorations of classical agrarian civilisations such as the Indus, Angkor and Maya, to analyses of the role of water in the modernisation process of countries such as Spain, Britain and Japan, the international contributors shed new light on the ways in which the key relationship between humans and water has given rise to new forms of social organisation, new technologies and economic activities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages542
ISBN (Print)9781848853508
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameA History of Water (Series 2)


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