Brian Fagan’s entry into the burgeoning popular literature of water policy delves deeply into the archaeologist’s fascination with traditional human cultures and their relationships to their environments. James Langton’s narration is always even and clear. The listener learns about Bali’s water priests, African irrigation channels, Assyrian water tunnels, wells of the ancient Indus, Mayan agriculture, and more. The issues generally associated with industrial and postindustrial water policy in the U.S. and around the world appear only in the last chapter. Langton enlivens even the most obscure facts about medieval waterwheels and Roman aqueducts. His pleasant accent matches Fagan’s Cambridge pedigree. F.C. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452600390 $34.99 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452650395 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452630397 $83.99 Eleven CDs
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