A History of Water, Series II, Vol. 1: Idea of Water from Ancient Societies to the Modern World

4.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781845119805: A History of Water, Series II, Vol. 1: Idea of Water from Ancient Societies to the Modern World
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

How has water been perceived in different societies and across different eras of world history? How have these changing conceptions informed and influenced our ideas about society and ourselves? In The Idea of Water leading international scholars explore the rich record of our ideas, from the beliefs of early societies to the latest scientific views on the nature of this unique substance. Ranging across all aspects -- scientific, cultural and religious -- this important work both challenges conventional nterpretations and understanding of water in nature and represents one of the first attempts to provide a history of our changing conceptions of the role and significance of water in human society.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Terje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. He is the author of a number of  successful books and films on water issues, including The River Nile in the Age of the British (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and The River Nile in the Post-Colonial Age (I.B.Tauris 2009). He is series editor for the first History of Water series (3 volumes, I.B. Tauris, 2006).

Terje Oestigaard is Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bergen. He has undertaken fieldwork in Bangladesh, Greece, Jordan, India, Nepal and Palestine and is the author of a number of books including (as co-editor) The Materiality of Death: Bodies, Burials, Beliefs (2008) and The World of Water (I.B. Tauris, 2006).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 145.00
US$ 124.38

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tvedt, Terje; Oestigaard, Terje
Published by I.B.Tauris
ISBN 10: 1845119800 ISBN 13: 9781845119805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1845119800 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Seller Inventory # 565.RL29

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tvedt, Terje, Oestigaard, Terje
Published by I.B.Tauris (2009)
ISBN 10: 1845119800 ISBN 13: 9781845119805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111845119800

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 176.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Terje Tvedt, Terje Oestigaard
Published by I. B. Tauris (2009)
ISBN 10: 1845119800 ISBN 13: 9781845119805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I. B. Tauris, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1845119800

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 191.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Terje Tvedt; Terje Oestigaard
Published by I.B.Tauris (2009)
ISBN 10: 1845119800 ISBN 13: 9781845119805
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845119800

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 242.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds