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Water on sand : environmental histories of the middle east and north africa / edited by Alan Mikhail
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
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 3rd Floor  GF670 .W48 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Human ecology -- Middle East -- History
Human ecology -- Africa, North -- History
Subject Middle East -- Environmental conditions
Africa, North -- Environmental conditions
Physical Description xviii, 326 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-307) and index
Contents Introduction: Middle East environmental history: the fallow between two fields / Alan Mikhail -- The eccentricity of the Middle East and North Africa's environmental history / J.R. McNeill -- History and animal energy in the arid zone / Richard W. Bulliet -- The Little Ice Age crisis of the Ottoman Empire: a conjuncture in Middle East environmental history / Sam White -- Fish and fishermen in Ottoman Istanbul / Suraiya Faroqhi -- Plague and environment in Late Ottoman Egypt / Alan Mikhail -- Through an ocean of sand: pastoralism and the equestrian culture of the Eurasian Steppe / Arash Khazeni -- Enclosing nature in North Africa: national parks and the politics of environmental history / Diana K. Davis -- Building the past: rockscapes and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt / Nancy Y. Reynolds -- The rise and decline of environmentalism in Lebanon / Karim Makdisi -- State of nature: the politics of water in the making of Saudi Arabia / Toby C. Jones -- Expanding the Nile's watershed: the science and politics of land reclamation in Egypt / Jessica Barnes
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Alternate Author Mikhail, Alan, 1979-

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