TITLE

Ancient lessons from arid lands

AUTHOR(S)
Pearce, Fred
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;12/7/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1798, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates how ancient cultures harvested water in arid lands and what we can learn from them. Discoveries that have been made; How they engineered their landscapes; How crops were grown.
ACCESSION #
9202031632

 

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