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Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers & Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History


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  • Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers & Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History 
    Title: Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers & Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History
    Author: AMRITH SUNIL
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 17/03/2020
    Imprint: PENGUIN
    Price: $23.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Asia's history has been shaped by its waters. In Unruly Waters, historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asia's history through the stories of its rains, rivers, coasts, and seas - and of the weather-watchers and engineers, mapmakers and farmers who have sought to control them. Looking out from India, he shows how dreams and fears of water shaped visions of political independence and economic development, provoked efforts to reshape nature through dams and pumps, and unleashed powerful tensions within and between nations.

    Today, Asian nations are racing to construct hundreds of dams in the Himalayas, with dire environmental impacts; hundreds of millions crowd into coastal cities threatened by cyclones and storm surges. In an age of climate change, Unruly Waters is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not only Asia's past and its future.

    ISBN: 9780141982632
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