Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today'S Water Wars download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Gaudet

Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today'S Water Wars download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Gaudet year 2015
  • Book name: Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today'S Water Wars
  • Author: John Gaudet
  • Release date: 2015/10/9
  • Publisher: PEGASUS BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781605988283
  • Rating: 7.33 of 10
  • Votes: 510
  • Review by: Rowan Tijerina
  • Review rating: 9.34 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/18
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From ancient Pharaohs to twenty-first century water wars, papyrus is a unique plant that is still one of the fastest growing plant species on earth. It produces its own 'soil'-a peaty, matrix that floats on water-and its stems inspired the fluted columns of the ancient Greeks. In ancient Egypt, the papyrus bounty from the Nile delta provided not just paper for record keeping-instrumental to the development of civilization-but food, fuel and boats.Disastrous weather in the sixth century caused famines and plagues that almost wiped out civilization in the west, but it was papyrus paper in scrolls and codices that kept the record of our early days and allowed the thread of history to remain unbroken. The sworn enemy of oblivion and the guardian of our immortality, it came to our rescue then and will again.Today, it is not just a curious relic of our ancient past, but a rescuing force for modern ecological and societal blight.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H18M8S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ancient History: To C 500 CE, Conservation Of The Environment, Physical Geography & Topography, Botany & Plant Sciences, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Available formats: EPUB, WORD, AZW3, MobiPocket, RB, DOC, TXT, PDF. Compressed in RAR, ARC, BZ, TAR.XZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.68 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x224x23mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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