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Unruly Waters How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia's History

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ISBN-10: 0465097723

ISBN-13: 9780465097722

Edition: 2018

Authors: Sunil Amrith

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From a MacArthur "Genius," a bold new perspective on the history of Asia, highlighting the long quest to tame its waters Asia's history has been shaped by her 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…    
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Book details

List price: $45.50
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.55" long x 1.37" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Sunil S. Amrith is Reader in Modern Asian History at Birkbeck College, University of London.