Dr. Brian Fagan: What lessons does the past have for a world confronted by drought and inexorable warming?

2010-03-31 by

Prolific author Fagan tells the story of the complex relationship between humans and water over the past 5,000 years, from furrow irrigation and wells to the elaborate aqueducts and canal systems of the Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans. He shows how the Industrial Revolution sowed the seeds for today’s global water crisis.

This talk was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences through the fund for Excellence in Arts and Sciences and the Alaska Anthropological Association. Fagan was keynote speaker for the Alaska Anthropological Association’s recent 37th annual meeting.

This podcast was recorded on March 25, 2010.

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