New PDF release: Dams (Studies in the History of Civil Engineering)

By Donald C. Jackson

ISBN-10: 0860787532

ISBN-13: 9780860787532

Dams were used to manage water for millions of years, with the oldest recognized dam being a small earthen constitution in present-day Jordan relationship to c.4000 BCE. in view that then, cultures during the global have practised the artwork of dam-building and the expertise has advanced in myriad methods. The papers chosen the following study the main technical concerns influencing dam building from precedent days to the early twentieth century. additionally they illustrate why numerous human societies have equipped dams and the way ’social’ (or probably ’non-technical’) components have prompted the method of dam layout. notwithstanding hydraulic engineering is the first concentration of the publication, it additionally unearths a willing curiosity in questions of water assets and environmental history.

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