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This book was written in a very boring style.
Fagan's picture of Roman innovations using technology is fascinating and contains much detail, ranging from Pompeii to Tunisia, Libya, and Rome.
All told, Fagan gives a ton of context for the challenge before us, and maybe the way forward will be better explored in another book.
The author describes irrigation systems and water usage in a variety of past civilizations around the globe to illustrate the historical value placed on having water. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Morris L. Marshall
If you'll pardon the pun, this book is rather dry.
Much of it reads like a PhD dissertation in anthropology or archeology. Read more
The first few chapters are slow and the author seems intent on impressing us with his research rather than tying humans' advancement with water handling into some kind of history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynn A. Ellsworth
You never know what you're going to get with a book by Fagan. This book offers an impressive historical range, largely agricultural use of water. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lyndonbrecht
An extraordinary book. It awaken our sense of duty with nature.Published 8 months ago by Miguel A. Rivera Rios
So, this is not a book about water. If you're expecting that, check back to the book description. Elixir is less about how water shaped civilizations, and more about how... Read morePublished 9 months ago by querkan
This book was written in a very boring style. I hoped that it would eventually get better, or reach some conclusion, or make some recommendations as to the future, but,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Frank Alexander
A look at how different civilizations in different eras have allocated and managed water resources, including during times of increased pressure upon the resource, this falls in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Melina Watts
The subject is both interesting and worthwhile to explore but I found this the hardest one of Brian Fagan to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by broad spectrum music lover