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The Resource Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars, John Gaudet

Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars, John Gaudet

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Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars
Title
Papyrus
Title remainder
the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars
Statement of responsibility
John Gaudet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaudet, John J
Dewey number
584.84
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papyrus (The plant)
  • Cyperaceae
  • Papyrus swamps
  • Swamp ecology
  • Manuscripts (Papyri)
  • Manuscripts (Papyri)
  • Papyrus swamps
  • Papyrus (The plant)
  • Swamp ecology
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars, John Gaudet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Egypt and papyrus, the eternal marriage -- Part I. Ancient heritage. First encounter -- Nature's bounty -- Papyrus boats, the pride of ancient Egypt -- Rope, the workhorse of ancient Egypt -- Papyrus paper, in all the offices of the world -- Part II. When swamps are more than just wet places. The floating world -- The other marsh men, an African perspective -- Sacred swamps and temples of immortality -- The field of reeds as a way of life -- Swamps are the future -- Sarah starts a war -- The revenge of the sacred sedge -- Part III. Papyrus swamps, the last frontier. The Congo, economic miracle or pit of despair -- A tragic irony -- The battle for Lake Victoria -- War along the Nile -- It takes an army to save the Sudd -- Blood roses, papyrus, and the new scramble for Africa -- The Zambezi, the Victorians, and papyrus -- An unwanted legacy -- The Okavango, miracle of the Kalahari -- Papyrus blooms again in the Holy Land -- The Rift Valley, a safe haven for birds -- The Egyptian solution -- 2050, the new delta
Control code
ocn875397562
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xix, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605985664
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o875397562
  • (OCoLC)875397562
Label
Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars, John Gaudet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancient Egypt and papyrus, the eternal marriage -- Part I. Ancient heritage. First encounter -- Nature's bounty -- Papyrus boats, the pride of ancient Egypt -- Rope, the workhorse of ancient Egypt -- Papyrus paper, in all the offices of the world -- Part II. When swamps are more than just wet places. The floating world -- The other marsh men, an African perspective -- Sacred swamps and temples of immortality -- The field of reeds as a way of life -- Swamps are the future -- Sarah starts a war -- The revenge of the sacred sedge -- Part III. Papyrus swamps, the last frontier. The Congo, economic miracle or pit of despair -- A tragic irony -- The battle for Lake Victoria -- War along the Nile -- It takes an army to save the Sudd -- Blood roses, papyrus, and the new scramble for Africa -- The Zambezi, the Victorians, and papyrus -- An unwanted legacy -- The Okavango, miracle of the Kalahari -- Papyrus blooms again in the Holy Land -- The Rift Valley, a safe haven for birds -- The Egyptian solution -- 2050, the new delta
Control code
ocn875397562
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xix, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605985664
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o875397562
  • (OCoLC)875397562

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