The Resource A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories, edited by Peter Boomgaard, (electronic book)

A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories, edited by Peter Boomgaard, (electronic book)

Label
A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories
Title
A world of water
Title remainder
rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Boomgaard
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Water, in its many guises, has always played a powerful role in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies and economies. This volume, the rewritten results of an international workshop, with participants from eight countries, contains thirteen essays, representing a broad range of approaches to the study of Southeast Asia with water as the central theme. As it was exposed to the sea, the region was more accessible to outside political, economic and cultural influences than many landlocked areas. Easy access through sea routes also stimulated trade from an early age. However, the same easy access made Southeast Asia vulnerable to political control by strong outsiders. The sea is, moreover, a source of food, but also of many hazards. At the same time, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are confronted with and permeated by 'water from heaven' in the form of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks and swaps, water-driven power plants, and pumped or piped water, in addition to water as a carrier of sewage and pollution. Finally, the volume deals with the role of water in classification systems, beliefs, myths, illness and healing"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
304.20959
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.E19
LC item number
W67 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boomgaard, P.
Series statement
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
Series volume
240
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecohydrology
  • Water
  • Water in agriculture
  • Water
  • Southeast Asia
  • Südostasien
  • Zuidoost-Azië
Label
A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories, edited by Peter Boomgaard, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10745956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 368 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A world of water : rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories, edited by Peter Boomgaard, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10745956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 368 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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