Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. In Water, Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations, the Roman Empire, medieval China, and Islam's golden age to

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Publisher:HarperCollins
ISBN:9780061994784
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Words: 209,426
Unique Words: 11,881
Avg Sentence (words): 24.02
Avg Word (chars): 5.00
Chapters: 38
Paragraphs: 4,000
People: 1,313
Places: 1,105
Things: 1,054
Adult Reading Time:13:58
Sentiment: 0.01
Intensity: 0.05
Profanity: 62
SAT Words: 1,726
Reading Level:13.5
Complexity Index: 115

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