The DredgeWire Editors Recommend the Book “Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts and Seas have Shaped Asia’s History” by Harvard Professor Sunil Amrith

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Posted January 21, 2019

Here is an excerpt from a Jan 4/2019 WSJ review:

“Mr. Amrith has written a marvelous—and marvelously ambitious—book that sets out to explain how water has shaped the history of Asia. In truth, his narrative is centered on the Indian subcontinent, despite its insightful forays into China’s hydraulic history ... Mr. Amrith begins with a useful geography lesson ... He then proceeds to show what man—through modern history—has done to harness the rivers to his ends ... “