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As nothing was done to rebuild the canals , the land went back to desert and swamp . Subsequently plundered by Arabs , Turks , and Kurds , the region was almost depopulated , as happened to many other lands in ancient times as the ...
Land reclamation - la bonifica — became a major Italian interest . Whereas the ancient Mesopotamians preserved marshes in which to grow reeds for housebuilding , and whereas we sometimes preserve marshes to provide refuges for wild life ...
Dutch land - reclamation became especially active after 1400 , when the Dutch applied windmill - driven pumps to the task . One patch of sub - sea land after another was surrounded by dykes and pumped out , creating what the Dutch call ...
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This was originally written in 1962, and is therefore is a little dated. Sprague de Camp has written a book all about the different civilisations and the technologies that that invented or acquired ... Leer comentario completo
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5609. The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan 2019) This book was first published in 1963 and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date. It undertakes to tell of the ... Leer comentario completo
One The Coming of the Engineers
Three The Mesopotamian Engineers
Four The Greek Engineers
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