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By Donald C. Jackson

ISBN-10: 0860787532

ISBN-13: 9780860787532

Dams were used to manage water for hundreds of thousands of years, with the oldest recognized dam being a small earthen constitution in present-day Jordan relationship to c.4000 BCE. due to the fact that then, cultures through the international have practised the paintings of dam-building and the know-how has advanced in myriad methods. The papers chosen the following learn the most important technical concerns influencing dam building from precedent days to the early twentieth century. they also illustrate why numerous human societies have equipped dams and the way ’social’ (or probably ’non-technical’) components have stimulated the method of dam layout. although hydraulic engineering is the first concentration of the booklet, it additionally finds a willing curiosity in questions of water assets and environmental history.

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