Theses Doctoral

Hidden Waters: Groundwater Histories of Iran and the Mediterranean

Schade, Abigail E.

This dissertation in environmental history is concerned with human landscapes of groundwater extraction. Using temporal and spatial comparison, it examines the role of groundwater tunnel-wells and human understandings of groundwater availability in the Western Desert of Egypt; the Balearic Islands of Spain; and Iran. In an Epilogue and final chapter, it examines conceptions of 20th-century expertise for environmental knowledge and economic development.

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Bulliet, Richard W.
Ph.D., Columbia University
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December 8, 2017