Unruly Waters – by Sunil Amrith (Hardcover) Best



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Unruly Waters – From a MacArthur Genius a bold new perspective on the history of Asia highlighting the long quest to tame its waters Asias history has been shaped by her waters. In Unruly Waters historian Sunil Amrith reimagines Asias 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 Asias past and its future. Unruly Waters – by Sunil Amrith (Hardcover)