The review is from WATER WIRED
(Prof. Michael E. ‘Aquadoc’ Campana) is author
Read the entire review at: http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2010/02/review-steven-solomons-water.html
Earlier this year I posted my’non-review’ of Steven Solomon’s book, Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization. It took me a while to get around to it but I finished it about a week ago and have been letting it ‘settle’ before penning this review.
My brief assessment: read it! I enjoyed it and recommend it highly. It’s well-written and well-documented: almost 100 pages (out of about 600) of notes, citations, and index. The book was reminiscent of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel.
Now, the details.
Solomon’s book has done what no recent water book has done, and that’s provide a ‘history of water’, or more correctly, the role of water in world history.