A History of Water: Series III, Volume 1

Water and Urbanization

Terje Tvedt (Redaktør) ; Terje Oestigaard (Redaktør)

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With empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world the three volumes together represent one of the most complete and up to date accounts of the central role of water in the history and development of humanity.

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Contents
Introduction: Urbanization and water systems
Terje Tvedt and Terje Oestigaard

Part 1 The first cities, their localization and structure

1. Ancient Jericho/Tell es-Sultan. the tale of an early city and water
control in ancient Palestine Lorenzo Nigro

2. Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley Civilization: water supply and water use in
the third millennium BC Michael Jansen

3. Xian: water management and the development of the city planning in history
Xiaochang C. Wang and Rong Chen

4. Phoenician cities and water: the role of sacred sources in the urban development
of Motya, Western Sicily Federica Spagnoli

5. Waters at Babylon Olof Pedersen

6. Water control in ancient Greek cities Demetris Koutsoyiannis and Anna Patrikiou

7. Plumbing Ancient Rome Katherine Rinne

Part 2: Water systems and urban development through history

8. Aksum: water and urbanization in northern Ethiopia Federica Sulas

9. Machu Picchu: water engineering in the mountains Kenneth R. Wright

10. The water supply of Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople James Crow

11. Timbuktu: origin of urbanism by the "Mother's well" Douglas Park

12. Water management in a maritime culture: the Swahili coast of East Africa
Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Jeffrey Fleisher

13. Holy wells, hot springs and royal baths: water and socio-cultural developments in
medieval and post-medieval Ethiopia
Niall Finneran

14. An urban structure along the sacred waters of the Ganges in Varanasi Savitri Jalais

15. Damascus: the Death of the Garden of Eden
Francesca de Chatel

16. An environmental history of the Viennese sanitation system - from Roman to modern
times Michael Neundlinger, Sylvia Gierlinger, Gudrun Pollack & Fridolin Krausmann

Part 3: The growth of the modern city

17. New York: water management and metropolitan development Betsy McCully

18. Paris: a history of water, sewers and urban development Sabine Barles & Andre Guillerme

19. Creating the urban hydraulic machine: water, technology, and the building of Boston
Michael J. Rawson

20. Manchester: canals and the development of the city during the industrial revolution
Peter Maw

21. Houston's public sinks: water and wastewater services in the 'energy capital' of the
world Martin V. Melosi

22. Bergen: water and sewage in the rainy city Morten Hammerborg and Martin Byrkjeland

23. History of water and sanitation services in the urban-rural context - the city of Tampere,
Finland Tapio S. Katko and Petri S. Juuti

24. Los Angeles: the city's water systems from its origins to today Irene J. Klaver

25. Dar es Salam: the development of water supply and sewage systems
Marianne Kjellen and Alphonce Kyessi

26. Rotterdam dynamic polder and harbour city Fransje L. Hooimeijer & Han Meyer

27. Regulating discretion: privatization of Manilla's water supply Leong Ching and Xun Wu

Part 4: Urbanism and the water illusion

28. Mexico City: a tale of water development, its values and challenges

29. The Singapore water story re-examined Eduardo Araral and Leong Ching

30. Las Vegas: a city gambling with water Leah J. Wilds

Index

Om forfatteren

Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Professor of Political Science and Global History at the University of Oslo. He has published extensively on water-related topics and has written and presented two successful television documentaries on water, shown in 150 countries. His books include The River Nile in the Age of the British (2004), The River Nile in the Post-Colonial Age (2010), A Journey in the Future of Water (2013), all with I.B.Tauris, and he is Series Editor for the History of Water Series.
Terje Oestigaard is a Research Fellow with the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala University, Sweden. He was previously Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. He is Co-editor, with Terje Tvedt, of A History of Water Series I: The World of Water and of A History of Water Series II: Ideas of Water from Ancient Societies to the Modern World .