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A History of Water Volume 1: Water Control and River Biographies

Series: A History of Water Volume: 1

By: Terje Tvedt and Eva Jakobsson

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Hardback | Dec 2005 | #157101 | ISBN: 185043445X
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In this first of three volumes, the contributors examine the changing histories of water as a private or common good; the politics of water at local, urban, national and international level; water in cities; great river plans; dams; river biographies; and images of water in religion, myth, literature and art. Empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world feature.

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Terje Tvedt is Professor and Research Director at the Centre for Development Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen. Eva Jakobsson is Senior Research Scientist at Stavanger University College, Norway. Richard Coopey is Professor of History at the University of Aberystwyth. Terje Ostigaard is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, Norway.

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