The Plant That Changed the World, From Ancient Egypt to Today's Water Wars

Book - 2014
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Offers an examination of the papyrus plant, looking at the important role it played in ancient Egyptian culture as a source of paper, as well as its unique properties that could help combat ecological and social problems in the modern world.
Publisher: New York, NY : 2014. Pegasus,
ISBN: 9781605985664
Branch Call Number: ANF 584.84 GAUD
Characteristics: xix, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm


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Dec 01, 2014

This book isn't so much about papyrus and peat and their multiple uses which go beyond parchment and rope, it is also about what happens when irresponsible development happens in Africa as well as the wars and rumours of wars that happen when water rights are disputed. A good primer for anyone who wants to know why the continent is so stymied in its efforts to develop.

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