Water Histories of Ancient Yemen and the American West, Apr 15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Water histories reveal deep similarities and pivotal differences among human societies that hold critical insights for understanding challenges of the present and the future. This presentation highlights a forthcoming book that contrasts water and irrigation in long-term ancient histories of Yemen (3500 BC – 600 AD) with water control across the American West (1800 – 1950 AD).