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ISBN-10: 0971746834
ISBN-13: 9780971746831
Publisher: Libri Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 04/30/2007
Dimensions: 7.00" L, 5.14" W, 0.59" H

Wetlands of Mass Destruction: Ancient Presage for Contemporary Ecocide in Southern Iraq

Foreword by: Edward L Ochsenschlager

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Price: $19.95

Overview

This important account investigates the ruin of the Mesopotamian marsheshistorically one of the world’s most important wetland environmentsalong with the decimation of an area inhabited, since the time of the Sumerians, by thousands of people living on artificial islands of mud and reeds and depending on sustainable fishing and farming. Located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Iraq, the history of this important ecological and unique cultural jewel, which was destroyed under Saddam Hussein s reign through a series of constructed dams and water diversions designed to eradicate the remaining marsh dwellers, is analyzed at length. Interspersed with ancient Mesopotamian inscriptions and Old Testament quotations, this is a sobering account of the deliberate destruction of an environment for the purpose of ethnic cleansing.”Features”

Presents over 30 rare, never before published photographs from the 1934 anthropology expedition to the marshlands

Includes essays by photographer Nik Wheeler, human rights advocate Baroness Emma Nicholson, author Rasheed Al-Khayoun and ecologist Robert France about the present state of the marshlands

Contains more than 20 photographs of Mesopotamian artifacts from the Harvard collection”

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"If we fail to recognize the signals, aided by the lessons from the historical precedents outlined in "Wetlands of Mass Destruction," we will see the slow steady erosion of that which is most precious." Niall Kirkwood, Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0971746834
ISBN-13: 9780971746831
Publisher: Libri Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 04/30/2007
Dimensions: 7.00" L, 5.14" W, 0.59" H
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